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.
 
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.
Getting 100% IP of ej200 with 2nd stage will inflate the amount price plus trust vector IP need more funds from government to get a license from it's original owners🙃...
Why don't we just join in the club pay the technology price then viola easy transfer especially if we already ordering 100+ tranche 5 version
 
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 ?
LMAO those countries already had US and EFT and lack of 5gen that's why they buy f35....
Another biasness 😹😹😹
And f35 is not really offer for India because we had s400... Don't make FAKE News propaganda like those Anglophobes
 
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.
All I am saying is it's not worth buying a fighter not being boght anymore by the manufacturing countries themselves !
 
Getting 100% IP of ej200 with 2nd stage will inflate the amount price plus trust vector IP need more funds from government to get a license from it's original owners🙃...
Why don't we just join in the club pay the technology price then viola easy transfer especially if we already ordering 100+ tranche 5 version
Tranche 5 would really be nice, there are currently around 480 Typhoons around the world and they do the main assembly in both Germany and UK , but components come from different Countries, if they can make India as another hub for Assembly and Maintenance that would be really great especially with TATA, TATA already works with Airbus, every Country that owns Typhoon intend to keep them till 2070’s, so there is job prospect for Indians atleast till 2070 and beyond that these people and ecosytem can work on Indian fighter jets.
 
LMAO those countries already had US and EFT and lack of 5gen that's why they buy f35....
Another biasness 😹😹😹
And f35 is not really offer for India because we had s400... Don't make FAKE News propaganda like those Anglophobes
Are you tetched in the head, talking about news propoganda ? All I am saying is it's not worth buying a fighter not being bought anymore by the manufacturing countries themselves ! Who's talking about F-35's for India?
 
100% ToT is a very remote possibility. IPR transfer, just forget it.
it doesn’t have to be 100%, if we can get TOT on some important engine tech for us to make Kaveri a good engine that is powerful enough to install in our single engine local jets, that would be good, this is our only last chance, we should spend our $35Bln to get 114 jets wisely to have long lasting benefit rather than wasting money for a one time purchase.
 
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,
It is quiet possible, many Countries like Saudi, Oman, Kuwait and Qatar have both Rafale and Typhoon or will have them in the near future,, like that we can also have 62 Rafael's and 114 Typhoon’s, Engine TOT is the key to win MRFA.
 
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.
That is the whole point, inability of WARP speed, not even crawling speed, this is the reason why MRFA is even there, there is very less likelihood of sanctions as many EU countries will make money if a deal happens, also EU needs a large market especially that is democratic to offset the deficit with China in case of strict future US sanctions, there might also be a free trade agreement, one more important thing is UK a non EU nation will also be benefiting from this.
 
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 ?
They didn’t retire the Typhoons for that, all these countries are planning to keep their Typhoons relevant till at-least 2070.
 
All I am saying is it's not worth buying a fighter not being boght anymore by the manufacturing countries themselves !
They don’t have money to buy new Typhoon’s in large numbers, this is why they are buying 1-2 squadron's of F35 for extra protection and upgrading their Typhoon's.
 
https://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/eurofighter-scholz-neue-bestellung-100.htmlВ In Berlin, Chancellor Olaf Scholz today announced the order for 20 new Eurofighters. "That is why we will order 20 more Eurofighters during this legislative period - in addition to the 38 aircraft, that are currently in the pipeline," With AFAR- radar this is a very powerful aircraft. This tecnology is kept well hidden, unfortunately... Regards.
 
Tranche 5 would really be nice, there are currently around 480 Typhoons around the world and they do the main assembly in both Germany and UK , but components come from different Countries, if they can make India as another hub for Assembly and Maintenance that would be really great especially with TATA, TATA already works with Airbus, every Country that owns Typhoon intend to keep them till 2070’s, so there is job prospect for Indians atleast till 2070 and beyond that these people and ecosytem can work on Indian fighter jets.
Yes that's what I'm been telling if we slap EFT consortium with money around $40+ billion Germany, Spain Italy and UK can establish branch here and TATA will be it's Indian co partner here for smooth sailing.... We should also allow them 100% foreign ownership and JV
 

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