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Eurofighter Typhoon rumored to be lowest bidder in MMRCA

January 12 2012 at 4:03 AM
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Kman  (Login carma04)
Satyameva Jayate (India)

The Eurofighter Typhoon may have emerged as the lowest bidder (L1) in the multi-billion dollar deal to procure 126 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF), according to people familiar with the matter.

http://www.livemint.com/2012/01/09225047/Govt-to-soon-close-deal-for-fi.html

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Bun
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon rumored to be lowest bidder in MMRCA

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January 12 2012, 5:16 AM 

Why are they taking so long? It's just 126 aircraft for crying out loud

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January 12 2012, 6:39 AM 

Amazing even after all that has happened, Dassault still kept price higher than EF. Although just speculation now.

 
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon rumored to be lowest bidder in MMRCA

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January 12 2012, 6:39 AM 

Bureaucracy, India isn't exactly known for making fast decisions. The time wasted on signing and paying for the aircrafts could've possibly cost the IAF billions more than originally planned due to the devaluation of the rupee.

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January 12 2012, 7:14 AM 

Bureaucracy, India isn't exactly known for making fast decisions

126 aircraft is 25% of IAF and these 126 aircraft will be the mainstay of IAF for next 20-25 years. It will be time consuming for any country, even for "celestial" china; but of course china will never fly european jets for obvious reasons.



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January 12 2012, 7:17 AM 

I was personally hoping the Rafale would win. Cant trust a consortium of krauts-limeys-bootlaces over the frenchies. Whatever said and done the Frenchies are the best people to do business with.

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[linked image]Quotations by global leaders on phuckistan wink.gif

British PM David Cameron: There will be lots of questions about what support system bin Laden had in Pakistan, and we need those questions answered

White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan: Certainly his location there outside of the capital raises questions. We are talking to the Pakistanis about this. It's inconceivable that bin Laden did not have a support system in the country that allowed him to remain there for an extended period of time

Our government is in fiscal distress. To make contributions to a country that isn't going to be fully supportive is a problem for many, said US senate intelligence committee chair Dianne Feinstein

German chancellor Angela Merkel: The al-Qaida leader's death has exposed some gaps in antiterrorism campaign

French foreign minister Alain Juppe: I find it a little difficult to imagine that the presence of someone like bin Laden ... in a relatively small town could go completely unnoticed. Pakistans position lacks clarity in our view

 
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January 14 2012, 2:37 PM 

The Eurofighter is gonna win this one..

 
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wertGR
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January 14 2012, 4:25 PM 

Probably the cheapest offer is going to win and it was smart on behalf of Eurofighter to count on that. After all Indians want mainly an air superiority asset and for that EF-2000 is well positioned compared to Rafale. Rafale has an edge on A-G missions but probably indians do not care on that.

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January 14 2012, 5:43 PM 

After all Indians want mainly an air superiority asset and for that EF-2000 is well positioned compared to Rafale. Rafale has an edge on A-G missions but probably indians do not care on that.
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Actually india doesn't want air superiority as SU30MKI is there for that and later will be PAK-FA. Here multirole and good A-G role is needed and rafale would be better but the Frenchies don't seem to be reducing price.

I always thought though that EF is more expensive than Rafale, another weird thing then.

 
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Kris
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January 14 2012, 7:15 PM 

smirks Where's thunder..? I think we need his insight on this. smirks

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