Multi-Role Carrier Borne Fighter For The Indian Navy - Updates & Discussions

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AbRaj

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Neither in the ToI nor the HT the authors mention some 2seated jets the IN have/had required…
(Pardon mi french)
 
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Interesting that the article from the IT mentions nuke capacity. Are the MiG-29K nuke-capable ? Does the Indian Naval Air Arm carry nukes? If no, is it planned? We know the Super Hornet is not considered nuke-capable by the USA...
 

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I think it depends on the level of automation the jets will eventually have.

We are buying a 4th gen for immediate effect, whereas any major upgrade that will allow full automation will come in only 20-25 years later during MLUs. Whereas an aircraft like the F-35 is still in development and its roadmap will give it more automation allowing work to be carried out with just 1 pilot 10-15 years earlier.

Future jets with FBL and electric motors should be more friendly for computers than current gen's FBW with actuators making automation more efficient, like it's the case with the new Su-57. Although the Russians also want a two-seat for controlling drones. It could also be an easy and cheap way to just increase the number of controllers in the air.
Su57 is FBL?
Interesting that the article from the IT mentions nuke capacity. Are the MiG-29K nuke-capable ? Does the Indian Naval Air Arm carry nukes? If no, is it planned? We know the Super Hornet is not considered nuke-capable by the USA...
Is IAF mig29s are nuke capable,if Yes then by logic, k variant too should be.
 
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randomradio

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Interesting that the article from the IT mentions nuke capacity. Are the MiG-29K nuke-capable ? Does the Indian Naval Air Arm carry nukes? If no, is it planned? We know the Super Hornet is not considered nuke-capable by the USA...

Nope. No such plans. It's a lobby article.

Su57 is FBL?

Yes.

Is IAF mig29s are nuke capable,if Yes then by logic, k variant too should be.

Only M2000 and Jaguar.
 
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A Person

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Pretty funny to contrast this article by Shishir Gupta:
(TL;DR: the Rafale is the best aircraft for the Indian Navy)

with that article by Shishir Gupta:
(TL;DR: the Super Hornet is he best aircraft for the Indian Navy)

Whichever aircraft is chosen, the winner will be Shishir Gupta!