Because they asked an RFP to be issued to them , that's how .
Well you should have told me. I could have entered my Top Gun Mig-28 Yakitory fighter that is in no way related to any Iranian aircraft program even though it looks like a black painted F-5.
Because MIG calls it so , not the buyer
But if a requirement is that the aircraft be in service then naming it Mig-29F and then renaming some RuAF Mig-29s Mig-29F would allow that criteria to be ticked off easily.
Which means any aircraft that comes to AeroIndia will have to be purchased by the IAF ? FYI participation in AeroIndia is voluntary .
When it didn't turn up they were asked why it didn't show up... clearly India wanted it to appear at its air show... clearly for reasons that had nothing to do with the MRCA competition.
SO why did they enter this competition knowing fully well they can't afford it ?
Why does any company pay for advertising? To get business. The problem however in this case is that it was clearly a competition they were never going to be able to win because there was already a decision not to buy Russian.
The ridiculous thing is that for the price of the Rafales they could have simply bought more Su-30MKIs which would be arguably more capable, already in service, and rather cheaper, though I am sure they would have taken 5 years to negotiate the agreement.
The only thing ridiculous is this assessment that MIG 35 components will fit into all the MIg 29s of the IAF which are already 2 decades old.
The Mig-35 is not that different from early models of the Mig-29 in terms of size and shape. Electronically they are totally different, but it is the same with IBM clone computers... a Pentium II 133 MHz PC from 1997 with an ATX motherboard can be taken apart and the old case can be used to house a brand new motherboard and CPU and RAM and powersupply that all still use the ATX form factor. You end up with a modern and capable computer with an old shell.
The old shell does not effect the performance.
Not sure if it did .
Please tell me what aircraft type could outfly an aircraft with TVC?
" A fool and his money are soon parted " . If someone decided to buy last week's lottery ticket to enter this weeks lottery it can safely be concluded that this person has lost his mental composure.
MIG are not fools, if they were told there is no chance they could be selected at the start they never would have entered.
EADS, Lockheed , SAAB , Boeing have not filed for bankruptcy yet .
What? Why do you keep bringing these companies up? The situation is different for them... they are not Russian companies and therefore their winning the competition was at least a possibility throughout the competition.
The other factor of course is that each of these companies have little internal competition so they generally enjoy government support, which is not something Mig can rely on.
That's why it no longer exists as it is now a part of UAC.
Well if you want to be Mr Picky then Mig never existed. MiG is the aircraft design bureau, but after 1990 it became MIG a holding of several companies and factories. It is currently a division of UAC or OAK, and yes it does exist as an organisation.
SAAB had promised full ToT if selected ,
How could it manage that with US components in its engines and largely US weapons?
I am assuming you had insider information on this .[/quote]
Fairly logical assumption... they didn't decide at the end of the competition that they weren't going to choose a Russian aircraft.
You are not listening . MIG was told this at the very onset not to compete .
Well that is just stupid. If you don't want someone in a race then don't accept their entry and entry fee.
No , no , not about compensation . The point that I was highlighting is that this is an example of a good decision in my view .
What I think he is trying to say is that India is treating its military budget as a childs allowance.
Making sure all the children get a fair amount is not what this is about because the fat lazy disobedient kid ends up getting the same amount as the children who do as they are told and pull their weight.
Defence spending should be about Indian soldiers in the field getting the best and also the Indian tax payer getting value for money.
Buying medium fighters that cost more than your Flanker heavy fighters and probably a similar price to your FFGA stealthy fighters just sounds like a bit of a joke.
Buying, in fixed wing transport terms an An-12 when you could be buying an An-70 is equally very odd. Sure the An-70 will be more expensive to operate, but will also be significantly more capable.
Hopefully the Russian AF and government will realise that there is more value in saving Mig than just letting it waste away. I hope they make the same realisation with Tupolev, because Russian defence MIC with only Sukhoi is a very limited future.