Supply chain is one of the factors not the only factor. It depends how those CPFh numbers were calculated by both parties, did the french distribute FAC over just the fleet that was operating or over the entire value stream.Dude, you're pissing over your own arguments! Earlier you said IAF MKI are costlier due to lack of supplier chain
When i pointed out that despite not having a supplier chain in the country, IAF Mirages cost less than AdlA Mirages to operate, now you're saying that it is because of the fleet size???
No, all it means is ammortization would be worse.So that means IAF, which has a smaller fleet of Mirages, should still be more expensive to operate than the AdlA Mirages!!
I have stated in my previous reply that the CPFH is calculated differently by different airforce. Hence calculating the CPFH for the same type of jet operated by different airforces should give you an accurate reference to calculate the CPFH for another jet which is being proposed and used by the same forces.
If different forces have different calculation methods, comparing two different set of calculation is not going to be an accurate reference. Like for example Sweedens CPFH calculation will differ from South Africa's. It would not give you an accurate reference. South africa's calculation for Gripen and BAE hawk will give a comparison of apples to apples between those two platforms as the calculation methods are same.
As per your own source : Rafale may allow up to 81 hours per month in the air, compared to 65 hours for Gripen. Expenditure will be 1.336.500 USD per month for Rafale and 305.500 USD per month for Gripen.Combat turnaround time for air-to-air mission is 30 minutes for Rafale
In air-to-ground mission, it is 90 minutes
Dassault Rafale vs Saab Gripen
Aircraft turn-around, even with live weapons on board, requires only 90 minutes and an engine change requires one hour
Rafale in Combat: “War for Dummies”
Turn Around Time (Refuelling and 6 Air to Air reloading) 15 min for Mirage (less for the M2K because refueling takes more time on the Rafale)
Engine change requires 2 hours
news de la section - Le blog de lesmecanosduciel-lgm
i.e Rafale : $16500/hr
If you are buying the Combat Turnaround numbers from the source, I am guessing you will also endorse the CPFH from the exact same source, unless you want to pick and choose.
Now these numbers look very very similar to IHS Janes though. Let me know what is a good number for CPFH for Rafale.
Hopefully CAG would shed a bit of light on this, I am not sure about M2K's numbers from HAL, this info should be from IAF BRD, Not 100% sure how HAL would get this number on M2K whose spares, support, and schedule HAL does not manage.You think IAF will run around advertising something like that? HAL, which deals with IAF, is in the perfect position to have access to accurate data and this values are from an official presentation.