jmpveg22 wrote:1 Vs 1 Eurofighter kicks the SU-35s ass... however the SU-35 costs less than half of one Eurofighter. So if you are smart... you can easily utilize your funds to come up with an adequate strategy to kick the Eurofighters ass if we are talking about utilizing the same amount of funds.
The question should really be:
"you have a $250million dollar yearly procurement budget... and an additional $500million dollar yearly operating budget. what are you going to do to maximize your ability?" (played out over a 10 year span)
That to me is a far more interesting topic than these tirelessly played out "who would win" discussions. Because if you think about it... it is really the ONLY question that Really matters for most of these markets we are talking about.
Just my opinion though...
That's a fair point. Our defense budget is low and chipped away at by corruption, and I don't see it going up drastically any time soon. Su-35 is still more than a match for any jet in the region (perhaps barring the F-35) and it is about two thirds of the Eurofighter's price, money that is also urgently needed elsewhere.
Am I correct in saying that the Su-35 is qualitatively superior to RAAF Hornets and Singaporean F-15 (as for pilot quality, let's not talk about that just yet)?
Also, is it really less than one half of the Eurofighter? From what I've read the Typhoon is about $100 million while the Su-35 is around $60 million.