Militarov wrote:Pinto wrote:Militarov wrote:medo wrote:Pinto wrote:medo wrote:The quickest way for Russia to make a single engine light fighter is to modify Yak-130 trainer. They could take its two AI-222 engines out and replace them with new RD-33MK or RD-93 engine and make it single seater to get enough space to install proper radar in its nose. Yak-130 is already very agile jet with g limitation at -3/+9 g, what is better than Tejas. Yak-130 number of hardpoints and combat load is already big enough.
If aesa radar can be installed in such fighter and has reliable engine then it must be fielded by Russia
RuAF decided more than 20 years ago to have only twin engined fighters and retire all single engine jets. They will not field such fighter, but could made it for export.
They decided that due to post USSR collapse situation, not because they have no use for single engine fighters. After all Mikoyan LMFS was supposed to be single engined.
Russia, US and Sweden have been asked to submit there bids so Russia must participate in this bid to be made in India. since US wont share critical technology it leaves Sweden and Russia
Well, US did not want to share F-35 technology, however they seemed quite keen on transfering Super Hornet technology a year back. Id put F-16 in same bag, as that is the technology they are slowly discarting.
No bro i dont think India will trust US so much to have fighter aircraft from them, Gripen seems to be best bet here as of now