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The Rafale is a 4++ generation Multi-role fighter decked out with a PESA/AESA radar, IRST, Missile warning system, RWR, Link-16, great T/W, medium range IR missiles, and is carrier capable.

 

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Rafale's are being exported by France. I imagine that if they are willing to export them then some information on systems, features and functions could be obtained.

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The main issue with the Rafale is that it is 4.5 Gen airplane. It is still too new and is currently being used as front line fighter to be able to get all the necessary data on the systems in particular weapons systems that may still be classified at this point in time. DCS is just now getting to some 4th gen fighters that have become old enough for the data to be declassified. That was one of the hold ups with the F-4 Phantom for a long time up until recently because it has been in service with other countries for so long. And the F-4 is a 3rd Gen! Check out the chart below to get a good overview of all the combat aircraft generation classifications. Its in Russian but its the best chart I could find.

 

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The main issue with the Rafale is that it is 4.5 Gen airplane. It is still too new and is currently being used as front line fighter to be able to get all the necessary data on the systems in particular weapons systems that may still be classified at this point in time. DCS is just now getting to some 4th gen fighters that have become old enough for the data to be declassified. That was one of the hold ups with the F-4 Phantom for a long time up until recently because it has been in service with other countries for so long. And the F-4 is a 3rd Gen! Check out the chart below to get a good overview of all the combat aircraft generation classifications. Its in Russian but its the best chart I could find.

 

fighter-generations.jpg

 

That picture has a glaring Error in that the Mirage 2000 is considered a 4th Gen Aircraft, and not a 3rd as the chart implies.

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That picture has a glaring Error in that the Mirage 2000 is considered a 4th Gen Aircraft, and not a 3rd as the chart implies.

 

A little offtopic, but remember that there is no singular generation definition. There are several, and most of them set around the same things, but each have their own spin on what defines each generation.

 

Though I do agree with your definition.

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That picture has a glaring Error in that the Mirage 2000 is considered a 4th Gen Aircraft, and not a 3rd as the chart implies.

 

The Mirage 2000 is in the 3rd Gen group. It just appears on the same level as the 4th gens but if you looks closely at the chart you will see it has divider lines around each groups generation. If you look to the right of the mirage 2000 on the border it says 3e. And if you keep looking to your right you will see the J-8 is almost right next to it but its with in the 2nd Gen group (2e)


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The Mirage 2000 is in the 3rd Gen group. It just appears on the same level as the 4th gens but if you looks closely at the chart you will see it has divider lines around each groups generation. If you look to the right of the mirage 2000 on the border it says 3e. And if you keep looking to your right you will see the J-8 is almost right next to it but its with in the 2nd Gen group (2e)
This picture is a nonsense. The Mirage 2000 is a 4th generation jet, there should be no discussion about that. Indeed the last evolution of the 2000, the Mirage 2000-9 is as capable as an F-16 blk 52.

And the Mirage F1 is almost of the same generation than the F-16 (during the European competition to select a replacement the F-16 was facing competition from an upgraded Mirage F1, not from a Mirage 2000).

 

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