KF-X / IF-X stealth fighter aircraft of South Korea & Indonesia (images)
Also, the Gripen is powered by an American engine. So there'd be strings attached.
I'd say, package of Gripens + Erieye (AWACS) would be technically optimal for Bangladesh given that wallet allows it.
And given that deals are transparent, avoid wasteful spending (example: quick rental plants) and corruption reduced.
The FC-20 is a nice plane, and most importantly, it is coming from a very reliable supplier.
But I prefer if we go for something else. F-15s are damn expensive. Hey, those Chinese flankers don't look bad though
Last edited by Loki; 06-20-2012 at 12:31 AM.
@Planetsoldier BD needs patriotic leaders and the rest will fall in place.
Last edited by hinduguy; 06-20-2012 at 02:53 AM.
may be the case with KFX. But I believe both the TFX and KFX will be the least costly 5th gen
fighters when they will be rolled out, so it makes perfect sense for us. And the chinese won't
give us FC20 under this gov, and they already have their hands full with PLAAF and PAF's
Or your best bet would be keep upgrading F-7 and pray to allah.
But I think the BAF's strategy for acquiring more MiG-29s and complementing with Su-30s is feasible. Remember, China still use a lot of weapons from Russia.
KFX - we should consider it as a 5th generation model in the future. And it's still in the drawing board.
Although, BAF should weight that option carefully. There was one case in which an F-18 Growler (a 4.5G plane specializing in electronic warfare) actually beat an F-22 Raptor during an exercise.
Growler Power: EA-18G boasts F-22 kill (PHOTOS) - The DEW Line
Last edited by Loki; 06-20-2012 at 02:43 AM.
some point in after 2025/2030 and KFX and TFX may be our best bet considering costs.
How do you know they are pushing for sukois? Nothing is confrimed yet. I told you why I feel shkoi
not good considering our possible threat perception. The only realistic ones I see is the migs
and may be f-16 if we accept the hands the US extended to us recently, which I don't think will
be a good idea. And the chinese will sell J-10 provided we earn their trust, and even if they sell it,
it will be after 2020.
Whatever we buy, praying to Allah(swt) is a must. Everything happens according to the will of Allah(swt).
going for F-15s (hypothetically). You know what I am implying to.
And as for KFX and TFX , both will be a success I think. They are doing it in joint venture and have access to
western tech. TFX will be developed with collaboration of Saab.
He was the one who was trying to troll, intentionally.Let's not open a can of worms now
Last edited by Luffy 500; 06-20-2012 at 03:01 AM.
Look, BD is no longer a dirt poor country(yes it is still poor) but it can afford to construct a military that even India will find is no longer a walk in the park. The will is required which seems to be lacking.
If you still disagree, please use statistical data to back up your argument because I sure can use them in abundance to back up my argument.
In my humble opinion by 2025 :
- Around 5 squadrons (5x14 = 70 birds) of Mig-29 SMT or an even advanced version !
- Around 6 batteries of HQ-15 !
- Around 4-5 batteries of HQ-18 !
- Around 2-3 dozen HQ-7s !
- Around a dozen SPADA 2000 !
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