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No, does the F-15/F-16s really need an E-3...

Erieye is an AEW&C aircraft. The Gripen's radar only has a 120km range. So a 300 degree, 300-450km range AEW radar, with or without datalink is a force multiplier. Sure you can fly multiple Gripen and have them datalink to defend against air threats, or datalink target info from ground control. But especially if the latter is lacking, for airspace surveillance a real AEW platform with the associated on station time is much better.

Also for the C aspect of AEW&C, it's a good package.

Hmm Singapore's running G550s now not E2Cs any more.

Side note, they have eight F-18Ds.... Which they've been doing quite well with, so if the Eurofighter is dropped, we're probably going to see a  very happy Boeing.  ;D

Yup! First competition in a while where all four have a good chance tbh.


Malaysian Fighter Requirement Draws Hardware to LIMA Show

Malaysia’s requirement for a new multi-role combat aircraft (MRCA) was a key feature of this week’s Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition. Although no formal request for proposals (RFP) has been issued, the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Dassault Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon and Saab Gripen were all on flying or static display in pairs.


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