All new Rafales ordered in 2021 and beyond will be F4 and F4.2 capable. With a very rapid upgrade to F4.2 for those not going directly to this standard.Is it f4 standard or f3 standard? ( if you are allowed to talk about it only)
Good, Rafale is getting the market attention it deserves, more international orders means more room for upgrade and price reduction.All new Rafales ordered in 2021 and beyond will be F4 and F4.2 capable. With a very rapid upgrade to F4.2 for those not going directly to this standard.
This concerns Egypt, the six new Greeks, Indonesia, Switzerland, Finland and perhaps one day India.
There was some really good info in Corporal Frisk's blog comments section today. It seems obvious that Finland and Switzerland have actually some very different needs. Therefore it is not possible to deduce the answer to HX from Switzerland's choice.
By the way the population of Switzerland is almost twice as big as Finland's but the area of Finland is eight times as big. But no mountains. These facts must also affect the choice.
I wonder if Finland is considering hypersonic weapons for the future. If so, then Rafale would be in a better position than F-35 regarding this detail.
I found some info that Rafale's active cancellation also works against VHF and UHF radars. This sounds very good.
It's a guy called "Michael Winter" on Quora. He seems to have a reputation for exaggarating things on Quora, so I don't know what to make out of it. It is VERY HARD for a layman to figure out what is true about EW.Where did you find that out?
Generally, it's not possible to carry such large antennas with sufficiently large apertures. So it's unlikely for the F3 versions to carry these at the very least.