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  1. This is a very very flawed analysis mate. In fact, its in BVR that Rafale wins and in WVR the Su30. Rafale has better mission systems in terms of Electronic Warfare, BVRAAMS (Meteor in particular), Radar and Radar Warning Receivers. The Su30 with its humungous and outdated PESA radar releases emissions across hundreds of miles, very easy for a small rafale to detect and engage.

    In WVR, Rafale has no chance, or for that matter any delta wing canard plane. Su 30 excels in slow speed maneuverability after the merge and using thrust vectoring has an unlimited AoA. Using Helmet mounted sights, all it has to do is shoot.

    Rafale pilot will use his strength, rely on his AWACS/RBE2 AESA, RWRs and EW systems to detect Su30 and shoot his METEOR missiles, then quickly turn away to avoid a merge. If a merge does happen, he will try to keep the dynamics in his favour aslong as possible i.e. high speed and energy he can use his superior agility.

    Su 30 pilot will keep his radar off when possible, using AWACS support whenever possible. Try to get into a merge with minimum BVR engagement. Once in the merge, he will dominate. Since BVR missiles can be outmaneuvered, this is very likely, but then the Rafales could turn away safely most of the time (don't know about this). It will be a very interesting fight.

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  2. This is a very very flawed analysis mate. In fact, its in BVR that Rafale wins and in WVR the Su30. Rafale has better mission systems in terms of Electronic Warfare, BVRAAMS (Meteor in particular), Radar and Radar Warning Receivers. The Su30 with its humungous and outdated PESA radar releases emissions across hundreds of miles, very easy for a small rafale to detect and engage.

    In WVR, Rafale has no chance, or for that matter any delta wing canard plane. Su 30 excels in slow speed maneuverability after the merge and using thrust vectoring has an unlimited AoA. Using Helmet mounted sights, all it has to do is shoot.

    Rafale pilot will use his strength, rely on his AWACS/RBE2 AESA, RWRs and EW systems to detect Su30 and shoot his METEOR missiles, then quickly turn away to avoid a merge. If a merge does happen, he will try to keep the dynamics in his favour aslong as possible i.e. high speed and energy he can use his superior agility.

    Su 30 pilot will keep his radar off when possible, using AWACS support whenever possible. Try to get into a merge with minimum BVR engagement. Once in the merge, he will dominate. Since BVR missiles can be outmaneuvered, this is very likely, but then the Rafales could turn away safely most of the time (don't know about this). It will be a very interesting fight.

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