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    Rafale Wins MMRCA Bid

    NEW DELHI: France's Dassault Rafale wins the $10.4 billion medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) deal. Its bid was said to be 'significantly' lower than the other fighter -- the Eurofighter Typhoon -- designed by a consortium of three companies EADS, Alenia Aeronautica and BAE Systems.

    The MMRCA is India's biggest single defence deal which will see India purchasing 126 fighters planes for the Indian Air Force.
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    I really thought that the Eurofighter was going to win...

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    At $82,5mn to be 'significantly' lower...

    Wonder what was the other offer and what will India get in return from France
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    Wow! Congratulations to Dassault, this is the win that the Rafale program has been so desperate for.

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    Dassault Rafale wins USD 10.4 billion Indian Air Force jet fighter deal

    Dassault Rafale wins USD 10.4 billion Indian Air Force jet fighter deal: Sources ?


    Dassault Share prices gone up

    French authorities saying no deal signed yet but one step forward as Rafale selected as lowest bidder.
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    Good the lengthy bidding process got over, may God don't bless India with another such a contest

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    Can somebody now merge the two threads
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    At $82,5mn to be 'significantly' lower...

    Wonder what was the other offer and what will India get in return from France
    I wonder if that is with or without logistics, spares, training, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr9527 View Post
    I wonder if that is with or without logistics, spares, training, etc.
    Just hope the French wont finish this deal Russian way.
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    I think maybe the fact that France was one of the few countries to side with India after her nuclear tests may also have played a big part. The American pressured the British to stop sale of Harrier spare parts that grounded most of the carrier borne fleet.
    Plus maybe a 4 nation supply line could be lot easier to throw a wrench into and disrupt, than just one nation supply line?

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    IMO, it came down to the ToT issue; France was the only country to allow full ToT to India for their aircraft, the other contenders put conditions and limits on their ToT (especially the US).
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    Call me cynical but I wonder how much money changed hands to make this deal happen.

    It's been reported that a lot the troubles the Indian Navy has had with the Admiral Gorshkov is because the Indian naval officers that initially inspected the ship were monetarily persuaded to ignore certain glaring problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    Call me cynical but I wonder how much money changed hands to make this deal happen.
    Highly doubt it for a deal with this much publicity and the anti-graft movement in India at the moment.

    It would be committing political suicide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tronic View Post
    Highly doubt it for a deal with this much publicity and the anti-graft movement in India at the moment.

    It would be committing political suicide.
    Agreed, everyone within the Indian Procurement cycle is so shit scared of even the slightest perception of something not being above board its causing pretty much every procuremnt program to drag on and on due to all the oversight being applied.

    I know this first hand.

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