Sorry not to respond you before.Hi guys,
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That's pretty funny.Months before it signed the deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France in 2016, the NDA government passed over another European offer that promised deliveries of the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft which was €59 million per unit cheaper than the French planes.
The actual cost for the Rafale jets was revealed by Indian authorities, which is how we know it was 91 millions for single-seaters and 94 for twins.The price: €138 million per unit for 126 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft against the €197 million for each of the 36 Rafale jets New Delhi agreed to buy from Paris.
Both prices do not include the cost of weapons. India has to pay another €710 million for missiles that come with the Rafale. The cost of weapons for the Eurofighter Typhoon were not discussed as the offer was not pursued.
In fairness, the Eurofighter Typhoon offer was for the larger order of 126 jets involving better economies of scale. The price for 36 flyaway jets was not discussed as India did not engage in detailed talks with the consortium.
First time I see a EF cheaper than Rafale.That's pretty funny.
The actual cost for the Rafale jets was revealed by Indian authorities, which is how we know it was 91 millions for single-seaters and 94 for twins.
So the 59 millions less is actually a 44 millions more.
The Meteor pave the way for a tactical use solid fuel stato. Even if it's less efficient thant a liquid one, it's probably a nice idea for futur air to ground missile. Deterence included.
- And there's going to be something more....I won't say much, except: the IAF really likes the French way of delivering nukes by air (ASMP-A)....and is looking at a home-grown solution to address a similar requirement. Development of an Solid-Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) in India was ongoing for a while, and that R&D and technology could find use in this project. Wait and watch.