Sunday, November 7, 2010

Typhoon leading the race for MMRCA contest

A RAF Typhoon flying along an IAF Su-30 MKI
According to the Sunday Telegraph the Typhoon would  have prevailed during the technical tests performed a few months ago by the Indian Air force.
The British news paper, is citing an unnamed Indian source :

A senior Indian official has told The Sunday Telegraph that its air force's technical findings have been forwarded to the defence ministry, where a final decision is expected to be made in the next few months.
"There are a number of cost and strategic considerations which still have to be looked at, but in purely technical terms, Eurofighter is ahead," the official said. 

As always with indian leaks from unnamed "official" this information should be taken with a pinch of salt. Last August, the Indian channel TimeShow TV had also revealed that the Typhoon and Rafale had been shortlisted by the IAF after the technical evaluation, a scoop, that the indian Ministry of defense had denied a week later. 

Also read :   
Indian Ministry of Defence denies the TimeShow TV shortlist 
Rafale and Eurofighter selected by the Indian Airforce ?! 
MMRCA rumors : rafale at the top ?

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