Eurofighter Typhoon Addresses Lifespan Concerns in India's MRFA Tender

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Airbus and BAE Systems, manufacturers of the Eurofighter Typhoon, are actively countering concerns about the fighter jet's operational lifespan as part of their bid for India's Medium Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft (MRFA) tender. This comes in response to speculation that the next-generation Tempest fighter jet could potentially replace the Typhoon in Italy and the UK by 2040.

Company officials have firmly stated that the Eurofighter will remain in service well beyond 2040, potentially until 2060, not only in partner countries but also with export operators such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. They highlight the aircraft's adaptability and ongoing upgrades as key factors ensuring its continued relevance in the decades to come.

The UK government has recently underscored the Eurofighter's value as a "fourth-generation" combat aircraft, emphasizing its capacity to provide "mass and resilience" even after its projected out-of-service date. This likely refers to the jet's ability to maintain a significant presence and operational capability in large numbers, even as newer technologies are introduced.

Previously, the Eurofighter competed alongside the Dassault Rafale in the now-cancelled Medium Combat Aircraft (MRCA) tender. While the Rafale secured the contract due to a more competitive price, the Eurofighter remains a formidable contender in the current MRFA race.

Airbus is enhancing its bid by highlighting its commitment to the Make in India initiative. Their proposal includes a Transfer of Technology (ToT) for the Eurofighter, which could significantly bolster India's domestic aerospace industry. However, the Rafale, with prior orders for 36 units, maintains a leading position in the competition.
 
Dassaults Rafale at the moment is Front Runner, India already invested in India specific Enhancement & Rafale Marine have been selected for IN Needs for 26 Fighter jets. Lot will depend on Partner for AMCA Engine development Safran or RR. Two Never Ending projects MRFA & Selection of Foreign partner for AMCA Engine deveopment how Long this drama to b continued..........??
 
Too many cooks spoil the broth. 5 countries are involved in manufacturing the Typhoon each one at loggerheads with other. India MRFA deal is a unifying factor. Each country place its cards close to their chest. Recently Germany behaved arrogantly with India on the tank engines and DRDO had to settle for the Cummins engines. Big trust issue
 
Dassaults Rafale at the moment is Front Runner, India already invested in India specific Enhancement & Rafale Marine have been selected for IN Needs for 26 Fighter jets. Lot will depend on Partner for AMCA Engine development Safran or RR. Two Never Ending projects MRFA & Selection of Foreign partner for AMCA Engine deveopment how Long this drama to b continued..........??
Having only 36 of a fighter jet type doesn’t automatically make it front runner in the next purchase, if EURO consortium offers 50-100% TOT on EJ 200 Stage 2 engine with thrust Vectoring along with IP rights then there is a chance.
 
Having only 36 of a fighter jet type doesn’t automatically make it front runner in the next purchase, if EURO consortium offers 50-100% TOT on EJ 200 Stage 2 engine with thrust Vectoring along with IP rights then there is a chance.
That's what India haters like you would have you believe.
 
Having only 36 of a fighter jet type doesn’t automatically make it front runner in the next purchase, if EURO consortium offers 50-100% TOT on EJ 200 Stage 2 engine with thrust Vectoring along with IP rights then there is a chance.
No one absolutely no one ever will agree to such a deal
 
Say a BIG NOOOO to Typhoon fighter.

If India is afraid of buying fighters from USA due to sanctions, then multiple European countries contribute the manufacturing and every one of them can put sanctions at any given time due to political contributions and lobbying by Islamists and leftists, etc

Go at WARP SPEED on Indian Tejas Mk2 fighter as it will be India's meat and potatoes and bread and butter fighter for decades to come.
It will be a formidable fighting machine to rival many foreign fighters.
That day will come soon.
 
Having only 36 of a fighter jet type doesn’t automatically make it front runner in the next purchase, if EURO consortium offers 50-100% TOT on EJ 200 Stage 2 engine with thrust Vectoring along with IP rights then there is a chance.
100% ToT is a very remote possibility. IPR transfer, just forget it.
 
Should have had the twin engine LCA that hal proposed in 2019 as an interim deck based fighter pending development of tedbf.
 
all countries who developed the Eurofighter have gone on to order the F-35. Why would India buy such junk? Also with Germany having the terrible reputation as an unreliable arms supplier, why would India go in for it at all ?
 
all countries who developed the Eurofighter have gone on to order the F-35. Why would India buy such junk? Also with Germany having the terrible reputation as an unreliable arms supplier, why would India go in for it at all ?
F35 is a stealth aircraft, a VTOL aircraft and a 5th gen fighter.

Eurofighter is a 4th gen swing role fighter and one of the best , if you want a 5th gen fighter , congrats , no one will offer you.
 
Nonsense, at the rate which the world is moving neither Typhoon or any other 4th gen aircraft will be in active service ( except a few nations like India ) won't be around after 2040-2050.
More importantly, even it will be present it's better for us to stick with our own rather than awaiting permissions at the time of need that too from 5 countries.
So, thanks for the offer but we will pass.
 
Having only 36 of a fighter jet type doesn’t automatically make it front runner in the next purchase, if EURO consortium offers 50-100% TOT on EJ 200 Stage 2 engine with thrust Vectoring along with IP rights then there is a chance.
why the hell would they give us IP rights lmao
 
Whichever aircraft we select (if any) we should make sure the spares are made in india, the source codes to integrate all Indian weapons like what we r doing with su-30 and tot . India has a rich history of extending the life span of the aircraft even when others retire so hope we don't rely on the OEM all these years wanting spares and assistance. The most important thing is the engine which should also be ventured like what we are looking at amca/tedbf/mk2 engine. If rafale or typhoon is Victorious then they have engines (ej200 or m88-3) capable enough to power our mk1A so a similar deals can be helpfull for mrfa and Tejas mk1a . The tot which we get from mrfa should go into our projects if those r not yet developed by us.
 
MRFA/MRCA all are mud house dreams only. Better IAF and MOD/GOI should cancell this and go for the MK2 and AMCA and invest in engine tech. While Turkey is ready to go for its low power engine for the KAAN why india should go for the Kaveri engine atleast in MK1A
 
Dassaults Rafale at the moment is Front Runner, India already invested in India specific Enhancement & Rafale Marine have been selected for IN Needs for 26 Fighter jets. Lot will depend on Partner for AMCA Engine development Safran or RR. Two Never Ending projects MRFA & Selection of Foreign partner for AMCA Engine deveopment how Long this drama to b continued..........??
In MRCA procurement EFT is already a shortlisted jet along with Rafale, All they have to do is to offer better price and better ToT than Rafale
to become L1 and they will automatically win this Bid. Hope we (india) get best offer as EFT is desperate to make more sale,
 
MRFA/MRCA all are mud house dreams only. Better IAF and MOD/GOI should cancell this and go for the MK2 and AMCA and invest in engine tech. While Turkey is ready to go for its low power engine for the KAAN why india should go for the Kaveri engine atleast in MK1A
They are going to test the Kaveri engine on a Tejas MK1 jet soon as it passed its high altitude test and its certified. Soon we shall learn about its capabilities and achieve the crucial data which will allow us to improve its performance and fine tune its performance. This can also help in future if we decide to develop a higher thrust indigenous engine.
 
India shouldn't buy the eurofighter at all. If we buy it then we would need them to be a reliable partner that will always support us in providing the technology, parts, components and weapons but these three countries have in the past been very critical and have actively gone against us on key policies like supporting Muslim rights over Hindus in Kashmir, alleged human rights abuse, minority rights or any kind of policy that doesn't benefit India at all. Also the jets technology and capabilities is a bit old and outdated and they can't improve the jet a lot anymore for various of reasons. It's much better to go with the Rafale jet as we know more about the technology, weapons, capabilities and it's easier to maintain them as we already have 2 squadrons of the Rafale jets operational.

At best India should scrap the very expensive MRFA competition as it will cost a lot more even making them in India. It wouldn't be able to agree to the amount of critical technology, parts, equipment and sensors etc that India would be looking for and need like engines, radar, jet computer, software, EW etc.

The best option is to continue manufacturing the Tejas MK1A and increase the production line. We now need to concentrate on developing the Tejas MK2 and AMCA jets as we need it to build our squadron strength. In a few years hopefully Tejas MK2 will have its first flight and the AMCA which are crucial indigenous jets that we need to learn how to develop these complicated jets. If we don't learn how to design and develop key products like jets by ourselves then we will always remain stuck on foreign expensive imports for decades.
 
Buying a Eurofighter will complicate further the logistics with too many brands and maintenance issues.
 
Sorry, we don't need this Eurotrash, more so having to deal with the sissies that will throw a fit at the drop of a hat. Fat chance until y'all genuinely improve your relations with us.
 

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