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India is offered to buy American F-15EX and use them with Su-30MKI fighters near the Chinese border

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India continues to think about which fighters to choose when refitting its fleet. At the moment, 5 Rafale fighters have been purchased from France, deliveries of another 31 Rafale are expected. In addition, the situation with the order of 114 fighters has not been resolved. Among the options under consideration at the moment are the American F-18, the Swedish JAS 39 Gripen, the same French Rafale, as well as the Russian Su-35 and MiG-35.


All interested parties are trying to push India to the "correct" decision, but in New Delhi they took a pause that lasted for years.

TEAT (The EurAsian Times) published an article in which India is invited to supplement the list of fighter "candidates" with another American-made aircraft. This all-weather F-15EX fighter is the latest modification of the F-15 Eagle. The article says that India "in vain refuses to consider the option of purchasing the F-15EX", because "these aircraft are comparable in some characteristics to the fifth generation fighters F-22 and F-35."

From the material:

The Indian Air Force has already deployed Russian Su-30MKI fighters near China's borders. And if India buys the F-15EX, then American fighters will be able to join the Russian in the combat Indian aviation for more efficient operations in high mountain areas - near the border.

The author further writes that the F-15EX does not have stealth technology, unlike the F-22 and F-35, but at the same time "they can help ensure air superiority."
From the article:

While the F-35 is a tactical aircraft, the F-15EX is a weapon system for air domination and can perform many functions, including striking across borders, engaging in close combat with enemy fighters, and destroying enemy ships. In this case, the aircraft can be at a safe distance from weapons.
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  1. Gloomy skeptic
    Gloomy skeptic 14 September 2020 14: 30 New
    -18 qualifying.
    Why does India need fighters at all? A country that has never fought, does not have its own production of any really normal weapon of at least an average level, it still stretches and wants to have cheap, but the latest models !!! Well, just like small children, well, they would have frolicked in their human beings and would have raised medicine from the cave, at least to the medieval level, but no - give them fighters! Won the second place in the coronavirus came out, who will fly on these planes that have not yet been purchased ???
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 14 September 2020 14: 35 New
      12
      Quote: Grim Skeptic
      The country that never fought

      Say too ...
      Quote: Grim Skeptic
      medicine would be raised from the cave, at least to the medieval level

      Indian pharmacology is one of the leading places in the world. To understand this, it is enough to go to any Russian pharmacy.
      1. Gloomy skeptic
        Gloomy skeptic 14 September 2020 14: 40 New
        -6
        Give examples of her victories, please! If the war is lost, then this is not the ability to fight, but is called full blown. The useless waste of shells on both sides that did not lead to any result in the conflict with Pakistan is also not a martial art. So, I expect from you examples of the military "might" of India.
        1. Volodin
          Volodin 14 September 2020 14: 43 New
          +7
          Quote: Grim Skeptic
          Give examples of her victories, please!

          Quote: Grim Skeptic
          So, I'm waiting for you examples of the military "might" of India

          Interestingly, where did I talk about the "military power" and "victories" of India? You wrote that India "never fought," I replied that this is not at all the case. You don't need to change it.

          Well, by and large, please do not forget that India is a nuclear power, for a second ...
        2. venik
          venik 14 September 2020 15: 08 New
          +4
          Quote: Grim Skeptic
          Give examples of her victories, please! If the war is lost, then this is not the ability to fight, but is called full blown. The useless waste of shells on both sides that did not lead to any result in the conflict with Pakistan is also not a martial art. So, I expect from you examples of the military "might" of India.

          =========
          And you take a look (well, at least in Wikipedia) and see HOW the state of Bangladesh was formed (in 1971) and where did you go East Pakistan!
        3. svp67
          svp67 14 September 2020 15: 56 New
          +1
          Quote: Grim Skeptic
          Give examples of her victories, please!

          In modern history, there have been several victories over Pakistan.
      2. Bessik
        Bessik 14 September 2020 14: 45 New
        -2
        Medicine and pharma are not the same
      3. Gloomy skeptic
        Gloomy skeptic 14 September 2020 14: 53 New
        -5
        You probably read this where it says "made in India"? Only this, just like it was done in China, has nothing to do with Indian or Chinese brains, it has nothing at all. The entire pharmacology of India is foreign corporations, mainly British and Dutch, but also American, registered in cheap places in terms of taxes and labor. These drugs were not invented by the Indians, but the Indians lift the boxes with the medicines packed by robots and load them into containers, that is the whole Indian contribution to Indian native medicine.
        1. The eye of the crying
          The eye of the crying 14 September 2020 16: 26 New
          0
          Quote: Grim Skeptic
          All pharmacology in India is foreign corporations


          This is not true. Sun Pharmaceutical, Glenmark, Cipla, and a lot of them.
      4. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 14 September 2020 17: 47 New
        +1
        One of the first places in the world is occupied by Indian factories for the mass production of cheap drugs. And Indian pharmacology, as it was at the level of the countries of the 3rd world, has remained.
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      1. Gloomy skeptic
        Gloomy skeptic 14 September 2020 14: 54 New
        -6
        And what is the result? No. This is not waging war, but simply useless shaking of the air.
        1. Zementbomber
          Zementbomber 14 September 2020 14: 58 New
          +1
          Google the history of the formation of the NRB (which not Bulgaria) - you will be very surprised, disappointed. laughing
    3. Cyril G ...
      Cyril G ... 14 September 2020 15: 18 New
      +2
      Quote: Grim Skeptic
      A country that has never been at war does not have its own


      Are you serious?
  2. bar
    bar 14 September 2020 14: 33 New
    +3
    India continues to think about which fighters to choose when refitting its fleet.

    They still can't decide how else to replenish their zoo laughing
    Although what to think, who will bring in more, take from those. In the best Indian traditions laughing
  3. Tuzik
    Tuzik 14 September 2020 14: 33 New
    +1
    the car is good, the question of the price and cost of service, as well as the price of weapons, and here (I think) drying is much more profitable, although a little inferior in terms of brao
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 14 September 2020 14: 54 New
      +1
      Su-30 and F15 of the same class of machine. It makes no sense to keep them together. If avionics ceases to suit, Israel will gladly modernize the SU-30 for "a couple of unfortunate shekels"
      1. Cyril G ...
        Cyril G ... 14 September 2020 15: 20 New
        +2
        Quote: Grazdanin
        Su-30 and F15 of the same class of machine. It makes no sense to keep them together.

        Right. There is no point. But as an LPI, even at the beginning of the 2000s, it was advisable to buy out equipment and a license from the French for the production of Mirages-XNUMX. And call him Tejas wassat drinks
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 14 September 2020 15: 47 New
          0
          By analogy with F21 .... upgrade Mirage2000 and buy a full license. Everything is French and you can buy it.
          1. Cyril G ...
            Cyril G ... 14 September 2020 15: 49 New
            +1
            About that and speech. quite an adequate solution. Mirage in the Indian Air Force is a machine more than familiar and mastered.
            1. Zaurbek
              Zaurbek 14 September 2020 15: 52 New
              0
              Contemporary, F16. You can also conjure with Al31 / 41. If desired.
              1. Cyril G ...
                Cyril G ... 14 September 2020 15: 59 New
                +1
                Well Snekma and Al-31 weigh at least almost the same. But the length and diameter, etc., you need to delve deeply ..
                1. Cyril G ...
                  Cyril G ... 14 September 2020 16: 01 New
                  +1
                  In any case, manufacturing from and to the Mirage in India would be an adequate solution. Or joint development of the board with the French. Instead, the greedy nouveau riche, and they are the same everywhere, staged some kind of clownery.
                2. Zaurbek
                  Zaurbek 14 September 2020 16: 14 New
                  0
                  There were such proposals ..... in fact, the Indians, with their connections with France, Israel and the Russian Federation, could get their J10. With the prospect of the appearance of Al41 with UVT
                  1. Cyril G ...
                    Cyril G ... 14 September 2020 17: 13 New
                    +1
                    an undoubted advantage would be the line of aircraft in the series equipped with one type of engine.
                    And by the way, the Chinese experience shows the possibility of creating a new light fighter based on the MiG-21.
                    What is typical could have bought it from Israel and avionics. And take the motor RD-33/93.
                    But of course, it would be optimal to purchase a license for the Al-31 and create a production from scratch, and jointly with the Franks, the development of an LFI for Al-31 based on the Mirage.
                    1. Zaurbek
                      Zaurbek 14 September 2020 17: 18 New
                      0
                      They have some kind of license for Al31 ... they do what they can.
        2. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer 14 September 2020 17: 49 New
          0
          Mattress toppers go out of their way to "sniff" the Indians at least something. But if F - 15 - LFI, then I am a heavy cruiser)))
  4. GREG68
    GREG68 14 September 2020 14: 46 New
    +1
    With the world on a string, Hindu aviation. Come on guys. Aviation hodgepodge
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 14 September 2020 17: 50 New
      0
      With a thread around the world, a rope around the Indian's neck)))
  5. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 14 September 2020 14: 49 New
    +2
    "Eagle" is good for its avionics and missiles / bombs that can be hung on it.
    If you stuff a new avionics of the same level into their Sushki and buy good missiles, how will they be worse?
    Yes, nothing.
    Moreover, the Indians are not under sanctions, you can buy anything from anyone, even from Israel, even from the Europeans. Unless, it still needs to be done. And the Eagle is already done.

    And yes, it seems like the Indians are looking for a light fighter, and this is definitely not about the F15.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 14 September 2020 14: 57 New
      0
      It makes sense to take the F15 if you buy the F16 and abandon the Su-30, engine unification. But it looks like the Hindus do not want to work with the USA on fighters.
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 14 September 2020 15: 01 New
    0
    West, we will give anything, just fight with China. And they need it, better fistfights and a song with dances.
  7. Coconut
    Coconut 14 September 2020 15: 12 New
    -3
    all the F15 can do is fly ..... can't fucking take it anymore ... it's a dead air ...
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 14 September 2020 15: 46 New
      0
      While he is ahead of Su30 and Su34 ..... rolled into one.
    2. Jack O'Neill
      Jack O'Neill 14 September 2020 21: 52 New
      -1
      all the F15 can do is fly ..... can't fucking take it anymore ... it's a dead air ...

      If the most effective fighter of the 4th generation can only fly and in air combat it is a priori "dead", then what about the rest of the fighters?
      Eagle has over a hundred confirmed aerial victories and not a single defeat.
  8. Tsoy
    Tsoy 14 September 2020 15: 20 New
    +2
    The Indian Air Force is the nightmare of any supplier. Soviet 21st, Euro Rafali, American Poseidons, Chinooks and Apaches. Plus Russian Sushki and deck Migi. Also, your Tejas will never die completely. How to make it all work together? It will be fun in the event of a full-scale conflict. And in peacetime, keeping such a zoo in flight readiness is still a brand.
    1. Cyril G ...
      Cyril G ... 14 September 2020 16: 04 New
      +2
      And also the Mi-8. Well, without him ... wassat
      An-32 is the same ...
    2. BABAY22
      BABAY22 14 September 2020 16: 56 New
      +9
      You come from the wrong side.
      It's easier to list what types they don't have.
      Not yet. laughing
  9. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 14 September 2020 15: 45 New
    +1
    Sometimes they don't need heavy fighters ... sometimes they do.
  10. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 14 September 2020 16: 06 New
    0
    Right! As many different beautiful and expensive toys for dancers as possible! They don't have to fight, they have to dance. So problems with development, maintenance, repair, weapons, logistics are little things that are not worth attention! wassat
  11. GREG68
    GREG68 14 September 2020 17: 54 New
    0
    Quote: TermNachTER
    Indian rope around the neck)))

    Indian. Indian is from another continent wink
  12. Lesorub
    Lesorub 14 September 2020 18: 06 New
    +2
    In addition, the situation with the order of 114 fighters has not been resolved.

    Compared to China - India is like a turtle - it cannot decide what it needs - and time is running out - and soon the Indian Air Force will look dull compared to the Chinese - on the other hand - Pakistan - which actively purchases weapons from China.
  13. Vlad Seletsky
    Vlad Seletsky 14 September 2020 22: 04 New
    0
    Tell me where you can buy a ladder for the F-15EX all-weather fighters?