India explained why abandoned Su-Xnumx in favor of French Rafale

The Indian business newspaper Economic Times published an article in which it tried to explain the reasons for the country's Ministry of Defense's refusal to further purchase Russian Su-30MKI fighters in favor of the French Dassault Rafale.

Among the first arguments named a certain ability to "prolonged barrage". According to the authors of the article, according to this indicator, the French fighter is 1,5 times superior to the Russian competitor. Apparently, we are talking about the maximum flight range. Following the Indian edition compared the combat radius of two fighters. Dassault Rafale allegedly surpassed the Su-30 twice - 1050 km against 550 km.

And finally, the third argument was the maximum number of sorties that the aircraft can make per day. And here the French car, for completely unknown reasons, was ahead of the Russian competitor. The Economic Times claims that the Su-30 is capable of completing no more than three sorties in 24 hours, while the Rafale can complete up to 5 one-time combat missions.

The Indian media at the same time recognizes that fighter aircraft manufactured in France are significantly more expensive than Russian counterparts.

It is important to note here that other authoritative sources provide slightly different information about the flight performance of two combat aircraft.

So, the profile American site Military Factory indicates that the maximum flight range of the French Dassault Rafale without outboard fuel tanks barely reaches 1900 km, while the Russian Su-30 can fly at least 2500 km. The domestic machine also surpasses the “Frenchman” in combat radius - 1500 km versus 1400, taking into account that both aircraft carry 70% of the maximum combat load.

Recall that the contract for the supply of 36 Dassault Rafale units in the interests of the Indian Air Force was concluded in 2016. A month ago, France handed over to Delhi the first of the contracted cars.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 17 November 2019 09: 51
    Photo credit for the article good Salvage is earned by the Indian authorities. Kickbacks rule the world .. Everywhere so. We have been accustomed to this. This is normal.
  2. commbatant Offline commbatant
    commbatant (Sergei) 17 November 2019 14: 25
    But what about the Indians' main requirement for arms suppliers - the localization of the production of delivered weapons in India? request As far as I know from periodicals, the French refused to transfer the production technology of their aircraft to the Indians ... sad
    It seems that rejected Indians Su-30 can fill the Pakistani arms market .... lol fellow
    1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 18 November 2019 15: 48
      rejected Indians Su-30 can fill the Pakistani arms market.

      That's it ... then just look at the practice, which one is better. laughing
  3. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 17 November 2019 19: 53
    Apparently, ours were carried in envelopes, and the French - in diplomats.
  4. shadow Offline shadow
    shadow 17 November 2019 22: 34
    Let then not whine that they can’t fly and there’s nothing on it.
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 18 November 2019 11: 47
    And what for after a fight to wave fists?
    Once the contract is 16 years?
    Remember how many scandals there were with low-quality spare parts for different models and with the forgotten stealth-covering of the cabin of the 57th? Maybe it played?
  6. OXOTHuK Sakha Offline OXOTHuK Sakha
    OXOTHuK Sakha (Blockchain Blockchainov) 19 November 2019 09: 12
    Indians can be understood.
    If the mess of Russia and NATO begins, planes of Russian origin may become targets for NATO air defense.
  7. OXOTHuK Sakha Offline OXOTHuK Sakha
    OXOTHuK Sakha (Blockchain Blockchainov) 19 November 2019 09: 15
    India will try to live in the BRICS and "be friends" with Europe.
    Like Russia, it is "friends" with China, but it also trades with "partners" (with the United States and Europe).