A more siginifcant report nevertheless comes from Antony who said politics won’t have an effect on the deal, clearly pointing the best way towards a European plane. I believe the Gripen will stand more of a chance witht he MoD due to its cost. Judging by Indias respond to Pentagon F-35 supply, Fishing twards the Indian MMRCA Tender, there wont be any F-35 for IN eighter. NEW DELHI – India has no plans as of now to either join the US-led joint strike fighter (JSF) programme or purchase the F-35 `Lightning-II’ fifth-era fighter aircraft (FGFA) when it lastly becomes operational.
Supercruise on this flight took place at about 23,000 toes. Our jet, carrying 2 IRIS-T wingtip mounted air to air missiles accelerated by means of the sonic barrier. Fredrik rapidly came off the heater and air velocity stabilised nicely above Mach 1. Fredrik tells me he can maintain this until gas runs out at this altitude and can travel faster without burner if we’re at a higher altitude. Denying that super-cruise can’t be achieved with a warload, Fredrik says they do it all the time with 4 air to air missiles, a fairly normal match for air superiority operations. He also factors out the NG prototype is overweight, and as soon as it loses a couple of hundred kilos, the supercruise efficiency of the fighter will appreciably improve.
Anyway, this wasn’t the primary time that I had flown on the Gripen. A couple of years in the past, I had flown out of Linkoping, the Gripen development facilitity, in the JAS-39 D however the distinction within the two jets was obvious to even me, a novice. With its new GE414G engine, the Gripen strains at the leashes on the runway, edging forward despite the brakes and blasts off greater than … Read the rest"Coursera"