Quote of the Day (17-04-2014)


“Indian designed & developed Tejas multirole light combat aircraft (LCA) is not in the same class as the Rafale, but it is far more capable than MiG-21s it was designed to replace. Modern radar & ground targeting systems, both coupled to a helmet-mounted display & sight, confer superb target acquisition & missile launch capability. Advanced beyond visual range & close combat missiles, along with precision guided munitions, make it more potent than the more powerful MiG-23s & -27s. Even if unit prices rise to $30 million by the time it attains full operational capability, 126 Tejas fighters would still cost well under $4 billion, or a fifth of an equal number of Rafales.”