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Scorpion82 wrote:m wrote:In both Dutch evaluations double engined jets had no change.
They were/are to expensive to consider them as a replacement for the F16.
Only the F16 advanced, F35 and Gripen and the later on Gripen Ng
were serious contenders.
That makes you wonder why the different twin-engined jets has been considered at all? I think that Eurofighter and Dassault didn't participate in the 2008 competition was very much owed to the fact that they knew that the Dutch wouldn't change their mind at all, thus it was a wise decision not to waste money and time on a lost case.
For the rest I thank you for sharing your thoughts and gathered information and for the way you communicate.
The second evaluation, doubled engined was also asked for by M of P.
Although too expensive, a political decision always can be made and still
a doubled engined jet could have had may be a change.
From that point of view, may be reason for Dassault?
Also economical reasons can have that much influence such a decision
is more important than the cost of a jet.
It seems for instance Brazil favored the Gripen Ng or Rafale mainly to
develop their own flying industry (?)
Although not asked for, the Typhoon is offered now to Denmark.