Originally Posted by DrSomnath999
Without MMRCA requirements in mind, EF would be the better for our industrial improvement, F35 would be better for our operational advantages, that's why I take Rafale, because it offers both!
If that is not possible probably with EF, it might take time and a lot of funds till it will be capable, but I want IAF to remain independent in first place!
Btw the news that the Saudis adds AASM would improve EFs chances for me, since it then will get the same stand off, precision strike capability Rafale has now and possible even the SEAD capability. If the Saudis can add Brimstone too, if would have dramatically improved it's strike capability at the lower and medium ranges.