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Indian Marshal: Our Tejas fighters are much better than Sino-Pakistani JF-17s

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Indian Marshal aviationIndian Air Force Chief of Staff Rakesh Bhadauria told local media that the Indian Air Force expects 83 Tejas light fighters to be replenished within 8-9 years. These fighters will be equipped with Indian weapons and, as noted by the Marshal, will be able to more effectively hit targets out of sight thanks to improved air-to-air missiles.


According to Rakesh Bhadauriya, Indian Tejas fighters are "much better than the Sino-Pakistani JF-17s."

The Indian Marshal noted that the replenishment of the country's air force with these light fighters will allow "more reliable protection of the air borders of India."

Reporters asked the Air Force Chief of Staff whether HAL Tejas could strike terrorists on the ground, following the example of other aircraft striking targets in Balakot. Bhadauriya stated the following:

In terms of striking capabilities, this fighter will have application capabilities weapons, which at that time (during the operation in Balakot) were not yet there.

At the moment, the Indian Air Force has no more than 15 Tejas fighters. Their maximum speed is about 1920 km / h, the service ceiling is 16 km, missile armament is Astra (Indian-made missiles) with a speed of up to 4,7 M and a maximum range of 110 km. Also, Indian Air Force fighters are armed with Russian guided missiles R-73 and R-77, capable of carrying a bomb load.

The maximum speed of the JF-17 is comparable to the speed of the Tejas - 1910 km / h, the service ceiling is 15200 m. It carries Chinese PL-7 air-to-air missiles, Italian Aspid, French MICA and others, including air-to-surface missiles.

The cost of the contract for the purchase of 83 Tejas fighters has also been disclosed. Based on this contract, each fighter jet will cost approximately Rs 5,7 billion (about US $ 79 million).
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  1. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 15 January 2021 07: 56
    +3
    Indian Marshal: Our Tejas fighters are much better than Sino-Pakistani JF-17s
    So which air marshal will openly declare that the aircraft in service with his country are worse than the aircraft of a potential enemy? Otherwise, the question arises why they got worse in terms of performance characteristics and whether the marshal corresponds to his position.
    each fighter will cost about Rs 5,7 billion (about US $ 79 million).
    Multiply by 89 and not a frail amount comes out. If only there was food in the horse.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 15 January 2021 08: 02
      +7
      And how well it all started:
      MoD officials said Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) installed the first 20 Tejas fighters, which began production in Bangalore, the price about $ 26,3 million... per plane (from the article on VO dated 23.01.2014/XNUMX/XNUMX.)
      And wherein about 45% of Tejas components are foreign made
      By the way, at the same time, JF-17 cost $ 23-24 million. and does not seem to have risen in price much. So the marshal is proud of the right thing - the funds are being mastered in the right way. wassat
    2. Ka-52
      Ka-52 15 January 2021 08: 11
      +2
      So which air marshal will openly declare that the aircraft in service with his country are worse than the aircraft of a potential enemy?

      clear stump yes After all, the same marshal took part in the preparation of the technical specification for the development. And he was most likely a member of the acceptance commission repeat
    3. Civil
      Civil 15 January 2021 08: 29
      +3
      And here there are doubts, this Tejas is a combined hodgepodge from all over the world, and in the JF-17, only our engine is foreign. And in electronics, the People's Republic of China has long been a leader. India should follow the example of how the Communist Party of the PRC in one generation brought the country to the world leaders.
      1. Kuroneko
        Kuroneko 15 January 2021 13: 20
        -1
        Quote: Civil
        India should follow the example of how the Communist Party of the PRC in one generation brought the country to the world leaders.

        This is not so much the merit of the Communist Party of the PRC as the oversight of the United States - with the transfer of most high-tech industries to China. CHEAP LIVE! And the Chinese just took advantage of it. And they did the right thing, essno. Well, plus the fact that China sits on the lion's share of the currently explored ball under the name of Dirt deposits of rare earth elements, which are wildly needed just for electronics and for new promising alloys.
        There is no gas, no oil, but there is rare earth. And this is also the most important strategic resource.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 15 January 2021 14: 40
          +2
          "This is not so much the merit of the Communist Party" ///
          ----
          The merit of the government is undeniable in attracting foreign industries and
          investment.
          We had an article on how the Israelis opened a new factory in China.
          In short: very quickly, without bureaucracy, a platform with communications,
          railway prepared in a couple of months. It took several months to build.
          A year later, the factory with trained Chinese workers and craftsmen already
          gave products. The Chinese did not ask for any 1% share in the profits, did not
          interfered with sales. Just pay taxes.
          What fat? - trained in technology in order to then copy the processes and the product.
    4. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 15 January 2021 10: 55
      +1
      At 80 lyamas apiece, you can buy better))))
    5. Doccor18
      Doccor18 15 January 2021 12: 48
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Multiply by 89 and not a frail amount comes out. If only there was food in the horse.

      What kind of "horse" ..? The project is almost forty years old, and there are still units of such machines in the Air Force. What was put into it has already become obsolete. And the price for such a platform is simply prohibitive, due to the large number of imported components ...
  2. Pavel73
    Pavel73 15 January 2021 08: 01
    +3
    Oh guys, just do not quarrel please! It's scary to even imagine what would happen if these two billionaires clashed.
    1. Anatole Klim
      Anatole Klim 15 January 2021 08: 50
      0
      Quote: Pavel73
      It's scary to even imagine what would happen if these two billionaires clashed.

      Well, while the Indians and Chinese only converged in hand-to-hand combat at the border, with sticks and stones, they did not even use firearms, but the Pakistanis fought with the Indians several times with artillery, tanks and aircraft. These guys really don't like each other, but both are afraid of the Chinese.
  3. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 15 January 2021 08: 09
    +1
    According to Rakesh Bhadauriya, Indian Tejas fighters are "much better than the Sino-Pakistani JF-17s."
    In my opinion, comrade looks at life so quite sensibly maharajah Air Marshal, he did not compare his Tesaki with Chengdu J-20.
  4. svp67
    svp67 15 January 2021 08: 19
    0
    How small it is ... this fighter, I wonder what its combat radius is.
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 15 January 2021 08: 46
      +2
      Quote: svp67
      How small it is ... this fighter, I wonder what its combat radius is.

      And turkeys have everything small. They even have products number 2 according to statistics, on average, use more smaller sizes than in the rest of the world. And nothing, these small people were overwhelmed by the population over the lard. lol
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 15 January 2021 08: 36
    +2
    The cost of the contract for the purchase of 83 Tejas fighters has also been disclosed. Based on this contract, each fighter jet will cost approximately Rs 5,7 billion (about US $ 79 million).

    What about the price tag, the Indian leadership has no questions about the price of this Tejas at $ 79 million?
    F-35 Lightning II
    Development program cost $ 55,1 billion
    Unit cost first production multi-year contract, price excludes F-35A engine: $ 83,4 million planned for full scale production in 2019: F-35B: $ 108,1 million F-35C: $ 93,3 million ...
    Base model X-35

    Slightly cheaper than the F-35A
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 15 January 2021 09: 32
      -2
      Quote: APASUS
      Slightly cheaper than the F-35A

      More precisely, the price is equal to the F35A, it is now in the American Air Force at a price of $ 77,9 million together with the engine.
      https://www.f35.com/about/cost
  6. Sibguest
    Sibguest 15 January 2021 08: 55
    +3
    And also - Indian elephants are larger than Chinese pandas.
    While the Indians will supply these machines in the indicated quantity to their Air Force, the Chinese comrades will stamp hundreds of machines of various modifications.
  7. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 15 January 2021 09: 22
    +2
    79 million is not sickly. + or - Su35S FT17 Block 3 is also a fairly modern aircraft. And China produces almost the entire range of weapons that the United States produces
  8. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 15 January 2021 09: 53
    +1
    The Chinese plane will obviously be cheaper, but at the expense of whether it is inferior to the Indian car or not, this is a moot point. Most likely the machines are approximately equal in their capabilities.
  9. migsu
    migsu 15 January 2021 10: 03
    +1
    Do not ... well, if you hang it on the "corncob" too, it will still be the lowest-flying ... gait.
  10. aszzz888
    aszzz888 15 January 2021 10: 03
    +1
    Indian Marshal: Our Tejas fighters are much better than Sino-Pakistani JF-17s
    Yes uzhzhzhzh! Here and uhХno sperts laughing for "Each frog praises its swamp" laughing
  11. Kent0001
    Kent0001 15 January 2021 10: 32
    0
    I strongly doubt the technical perfection of this machine. These are Indians, and they are more dancers than designers)))) I'm kidding, of course, but whose engines do they have? Really your own?
  12. iouris
    iouris 15 January 2021 11: 18
    0
    Woman: Man, what's the turn?
    Man: For Conan Doyle.
    Woman: Is it better than kremplin?
    Man: I don't know. I want to sample a couple of bottles.
  13. lopuhan2006
    lopuhan2006 15 January 2021 12: 29
    0
    The main thing is not to happen: the mountain gave birth to a mouse. The childbirth is painful. It is clear that they will be adopted, but how much will they bring to mind. Although it is already clear that his fate is always the second.