Maybe we can split Mmrca and allot the later half to ORCA.
72 Rafales ( 36 + 36 ).
72 ( orca + tedbf nos. ? )
Small Tedbf nos won't it become too expensive?
Su30MKI will start going out from 2042 beyond. It's still 4-5 years before a solution for their replacement be get into works.Because Navy is leading it, IAF will have lot of option s.
Besides we ll also require 4.5 gen aircraft s right?
Amca + Orca = Su 30 replacement?
Mk2 induction starting then will replace the outgoing Mig29, Mirage 2000 and Darin III. Just maintaing the 29(+/-1) squadrons number.Mk2 will start induction from 2029 onwards, right? Or get delayed again?
That is not true actually. Dassault has capability to make 33 Rafales a year. The deliveries of UAE are to start in 2026-27.However since Dassault order book is full at the moment, make in India is the only possibility.
Su30MKI will start going out from 2042 beyond. It's still 4-5 years before a solution for their replacement be get into works.
So timeline:they are drafting the RFP
RFP drafting: 2022
RFP issuing: 2024
RFP evaluation completing: 2027
L1 negotiations starting: 2029
L1 negotiations completing: 2036
First aircraft deliveries: 2040
That's if HAL and other lobbies do not throw spanners in the works.
It depends on what is the procedure we want. What is the level of localisation we want. Import duty on kits and GST on assembled aircrafts won't be pardoned. Remember this.Now the question is how long it will take yo get inked.
40 million USD Su30MKI if assembled in Irkut and then refitted in a Base Repair Depot at IAF will cost more than 100 million per piece. Just wait for the numbers of 12 Su30MKI deal.Adding import duty & sales tax on defense equipment is the weirdest non sense we have in india. Government is purchasing something for government, government is taxing on it so that the tax Will go to government.