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Russian rubbish? India reportedly disappointed with stealth fighters from Moscow ^ | Published January 26, 2014/ | Maxim Lott/

Posted on 01/26/2014 8:00:50 AM PST by BenLurkin

Despite initial high expectations, the Indian Air Force appears to be souring on a joint development deal with Russia for a new fifth-generation fighter jet, according to the Business Standard, a major Indian business publication. The Russian prototype is "unreliable, its radar inadequate, its stealth features badly engineered,” said Indian Air Force Deputy Air Marshall S Sukumar at a Jan. 15 meeting,

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TOPICS: Japan; Miscellaneous; Russia
KEYWORDS: aerospace; bangladesh; china; f35; f35b; india; pakistan; russia; stealthfighter; su50; t50
Ah, those wily Russians...always up to something nefarious.
1 posted on 01/26/2014 8:00:51 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
India has held the Rooskies’ coat for decades.
One we get past our current WH moron, maybe we can establish something with the largest continent...
2 posted on 01/26/2014 8:03:36 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Indians are infamous for extorting discounts this way. Russian design and manufacturing techniques are well-known and Su-50 is still a prototype, it’s engines aren’t ready and not even behind a shedule yet. It is clearly outperforms F-35, even it current condition, too.

3 posted on 01/26/2014 8:11:05 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: BenLurkin

-——”If they get a chance to really look at the F35, they would want it,” Laird said. “The Indians have requested 3 times to talk to people about the F-35B, which is the true revolutionary aircraft — and the administration never answered the mail, they’ve blown them off, it’s typical of the Obama administration. We love our allies except if you want anything.”——

Obama will stand with his muzzie friends in Pakistan...

4 posted on 01/26/2014 8:12:06 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

>>>the F-35B, which is the true revolutionary aircraft <<<

LOL. Built around a 30 years old Soviet platform, too.

5 posted on 01/26/2014 8:24:06 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: BenLurkin

They all seem to fly with Left Wing Down. Hard to trim it out.

6 posted on 01/26/2014 8:26:43 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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7 posted on 01/26/2014 8:40:22 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: cunning_fish

There is a big difference between a lift fan and low performance lift engines.

8 posted on 01/26/2014 9:38:45 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: BenLurkin
From "One, Two, Three"....

C.R. MacNamara: Cigarette? Cigar?
Peripetchikoff: Here, take one of these.
C.R. Macnamara: Thanks. Hm, 'Made in Havana'.
Peripetchikoff: We have trade agreement with Cuba. They send us cigars, we send them rockets.
C.R. Macnamara: Good thinking.
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Peripetchikoff: Do not worry. We send them pretty crummy rockets.

9 posted on 01/26/2014 9:42:21 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks BenLurkin.

10 posted on 01/26/2014 5:15:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;
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