russianumber1 wrote: Share
According to Saab, Gripen NG wins Su-35 simulations in the ratio of 6:1
Oh my god.......
Scientific education is literally crumbling in Europe ; where this six to one ratio come from ?
This is the original statement by Peter Nilsson:
Saab's simulations saw the MBDA Meteor- and Diehl BGT Defence IRIS-T missile-equipped Gripen NG defeat the Su-35 at a ratio of 1:6 to 1. .
For JSF it's the other way round".
Among the few informations available on this simulation this is appear important in appraising its reliability of OPFOR representation ( same simulation but against F-35A) :
"..... eight Raytheon AIM-120D Amraam missiles and eight AIM-9X Sidewinders against48 Vympel R-77s and eight R-73s, he comments: "They'd better be invincible. Because if you can't get past the 'Flankers' you'll never get to a ground target."
Practically them have put, in 2008, FUTURE F-35s armed with AIM-120Ds and AIM-9x and FUTURE Gripen-NG armed with MDA Meteor and IRIS-Ts against PAST SU-35-BM armed with R-77 and R-73 (or very very likely RVV-AE and R-73E) with not evident employment of any specialized wing-tip self-defense/cooperative/cross jamming pods (not even the pasted "Хибины" pod that was revealed, with its export version, after the execution this simulation and even less the much more advanced "Хибины-У" that will defend domestic Su-35S in the years of introduction of F-35s and Gripen-NG) .....for the simple reason that F-35 cannot mount any pod ,retaining low observability, and Gripen-NG can mount only wing-tip ones with much low radiated power for unescpable weight ,volumetric and aerodynamics reasons.
In spite of all those ridiculously biased and totally "unreal" assumptions not taking into account obviously the enormous aerodynamic and control improvements and the immense enhancements offered by the "new" avionic suit implemented in the domestic Su-35S (both totally unknown at the time of the simulation) , in that SAAB's simulation the future Gripen-NG armed with Meteor obtain only a so small positive exchange ratio against past SU-35 with R-77 and R-73 while F-35 obtain a similar exchange ratio but negative !
If any it is a clear testament of the very quick obsolescence of similar aircraft against one of theirs intended reference's threat.