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Obama dismayed as India rejects arms deal
AlJazeera ^ | May 11t h 2011 | Shashi Tharoor, a former Indian Minister of State for External Affairs

Posted on 05/12/2011 8:44:57 AM PDT by Cardhu

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To: Citizen of the Savage Nation

You said the Super hornet is better than the Euro-canards. Sure it is-everyone knows that its the most mature product on offer. But those improvements in avionics do not compensate for the drawbacks in design which I was alluding to.


51 posted on 05/16/2011 12:27:39 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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Experts suggest that the American planes are technologically ten years behind the European ones

Considering that the Typhoon (2003) and Rafale (2006) entered service more then twenty years after the F-16 (1980) and -18 (1978), there's not a lot of shame in that.

52 posted on 05/16/2011 12:38:55 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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Negative, I said it was nothing to sneeze at. It’s the canard fanbois who trash it, OTOH, that are mistaken. No plane is perfect, and each of them had drawbacks, it was up to India to determine what was most important. I don’t think they chose wrong but that is not to say the planes they didn’t choose are inferior...which is a popular sentiment it seems.


53 posted on 05/16/2011 9:45:44 AM PDT by Citizen of the Savage Nation
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