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"S-400 has more chances": Indian Marshal compared the 40N6 missile with the Rafale weapon


The program for the procurement of new military equipment, which was sharply launched in India after the border crisis, attracts increased attention of many experts and various figures: not only the combat power of the troops is at stake, but also billions of dollars.

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The former Chief of Staff of the Indian Air Force, Chief Marshal, decided to say his weighty word aviation Birender Dhanoa. At one time, he was one of the most prominent supporters of the acquisition of Rafales, advocating a significant increase in the purchase of these machines. After leaving office, he continues to regard French fighters as one of the pillars of national defense, but points to a number of advantages of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft systems.

As the Marshal points out, both platforms will provide Indian troops with greater technological superiority over neighboring Pakistan.

Both products have the range required for offensive action in the event of an air collision and neutralization of Pakistani aircraft, such as F-16 fighters, in the sky of the neighbor itself.

- notes Dhanoa.


War in the Neighbor's Sky

In this scenario, "Rafali" will attack enemy aircraft with Meteor long-range missiles (firing range 150-200 km), and the S-400 - 40N6 (250 km). Moreover, carriers weapons will be out of range for Pakistani air-to-air missiles PL-12 and AIM-120C, which have a range of about 100 km.

However, the situation changes radically if we consider another enemy - the Chinese troops in the north. Dhanoa expressed doubts about the ability of the Rafal or even the S-400 to withstand the PLA in this theater of operations.

There are large Himalayan mountains between us and China, which pose serious problems for line of sight. You can put a missile with a range of 300-400 km in Tibet or India. But it will only work within line of sight

- indicates the marshal.

That being said, he believes the S-400, which was designed to combat advanced heavy stealth aircraft such as the F-22 Raptor, is likely to have a much better chance.

According to the American edition of Military Watch, the Pakistani aircraft fleet renewal program is also threatening the superiority of the Rafale in the sky. We are talking about the AZM stealth fighter being developed with the support of China:

While its ability to challenge the advanced S-400 complex is questionable, it is likely to successfully outperform the Rafale and perhaps even the Su-30 at long ranges.

- considers the publication.

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  1. boss
    boss 5 August 2020 08: 28
    The whole point of the article is that in the opinion of the Indians "the possibility of challenging the s-400 is doubtful, but it will surpass the rafal and MAYBE EVEN the su-30".
    Respect for our technique is a "red line".
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 5 August 2020 17: 29
      Respect for our technique is a "red line".

      So Yes. But this is disrespect:
      40N6 (250 km).

      Range 40N6E - 380 km. yes
      Although I strongly doubt that 40Н6Е are supplied to someone.
      And 48N6E3 has a range of exactly 250 km. And ARLGSN.
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 5 August 2020 08: 30
    Hindus are starting to turn on their brains. China is falling into second place. With Pakistan, India has a lot of experience of communication. For so many years they have not quarreled, so they will not fight further. A bad world is better than a good war, unless of course the United States will fit.
  3. NEXUS
    NEXUS 5 August 2020 08: 52
    Jimmy sing! fellow
  4. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 5 August 2020 09: 04
    His weighty Former Chief of Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Birender Dhanoa, also decided to speak
    Let's just say, not a weighty word, for a retiree. And how authoritative the word is, so
    he was one of bright supporters of the acquisition of "Rafale", advocating a significant increase in purchases of these machines.
    well, sho say fool
    Besides, guys, translate into Russian! "of ardent supporters. "Bright dances not here request
  5. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 5 August 2020 09: 42
    "that the S-400, which was designed to deal with the advanced heavy
    stealth aircraft such as the F-22 Raptor "////
    So, together with the S-400, they also carry a huge radar of the meter range,
    and one more decimeter radar. smile
    1. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr 5 August 2020 10: 37
      Quote: voyaka uh
      So, together with the S-400, they also carry a huge radar of the meter range,
      and one more decimeter radar.

      And what's wrong with that? The locator is exactly what you need to see aircraft built using stealth technology. The meter can see well far away, the diemeter has great accuracy. They complement each other.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 5 August 2020 11: 26
        Meter - sees far, but dimly.
        Decimeter - specifies.
        But it captures the target and leads the missile to the target - centimeter. And only he.
        But he is myopic, alas.
        1. Bad_gr
          Bad_gr 5 August 2020 11: 35
          Quote: voyaka uh
          But he is myopic, alas.

          A centimeter, most likely, at the rocket. And she will be brought almost to the plane itself. At close range, she will see him, no matter how stealthy he is.
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 5 August 2020 11: 43
            In order to fail, one must see, capture the target.
            And this is done by the main centimeter radar of the complex.
            It is impossible to blindly bring the missile to the target.
            And by the way, the centimeter radar of the missile seeker itself is small.
            And with stealth detection, it has exactly the same problems as
            and at the ground radar of the complex.
            A scanning IR video camera must be installed on the rocket. But she is not.
          2. 3danimal
            3danimal 5 August 2020 18: 47
            They won't let you down at close range, the meter radar is not so accurate. Use special warheads smile
        2. Charik
          Charik 5 August 2020 12: 10
          That ... is long, then the shirt is short
  6. Ax Matt
    Ax Matt 5 August 2020 17: 02
    Nonsense! Especially: "... only within line of sight ..." fool nonsense!
  7. Magmax
    Magmax 5 August 2020 20: 58
    Indian Army seems to think that they have a strategic advantage over the Pakistani And Chineese army due to the purchase of the Rafale fighter. A bit too optimistic in my opinion. S 400 on the other hand is a advantage. Best of its kind in the world.