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Red Flag Briefing on IAF SU30MKI

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This is a very old briefing but I thought it would be of interest to the forum, it is in 2 parts, and keep in mind it's from 2008. Also notice the disdain he has for the French





 
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Another one of funny Indian rebuttal
However most of these explanations have dubious merit:

1.) AIM-120 AMRAAM missile and AESA radars would have made little difference in BVR - as new jamming technologies (like DFRM) degrade or negate most of these (radio EM-spectrum) AIM-120 class capabilities - regardless. In one sense: active-homing (fire-and-forget) BVR class weapons have become increasingly ‘easier’ to elude - using DRFM-class deception techniques. Indeed, this might be what effectively occurs during 'Red Flag' 2008, (so keep reading.) %-}


2.) It is unclear which R-27 missile round was employed by the IAF in 2004: IR-homing (R-27T), semi-active radar homing (R-27R) or active radar homing (R-27AE). Had the latest fire-and-forget class been allowed, the IAF would have simply used their R-77 similar to the American AIM-120 round. R-77 also has an IR-homing version - so again - another “wash.” %-}


3.) Russian Flanker was designed to counter and defeat F-14, F-15, F-16, F-18 series. It is no surprise experienced Indian aircrews might prevail. %-}


4.) Indians only used the Su-30 "MK" not their Su-30 "MKi." Reportedly IAF Flankers simply used their larger radar and longer range weapons to fire on the F-15C before USAF fighters could fire back. %-}


5.) Lastly, the American military always fights its wars over hostile airspace: so USAF-to-IAF numbers/odds/environment is 150% applicable.
 

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