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Despite the official-looking logo at the front this seems to be a fan-made video. The hangar-deck aircraft handling system looks rather fantastical if you ask me.
 

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Surely fan made video. moderate quality sounds, the model is nice but water effects are quite low.
 

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Probably is fan made but I don't think the graphic effects are much of an indicator either way. Gov graphics are frequently quite poor in pretty much every country.
 

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The idea of the Navalized F-15 Eagle probably came from this article from Wikipedia:

F-15N Sea Eagle
The F-15N was a carrier-capable variant proposed in the early 1970s to the U.S. Navy as an alternative to the heavier and, at the time, considered as "riskier" technology program, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat. The F-15N-PHX was another proposed naval version capable of carrying the AIM-54 Phoenix missile. These featured folding wingtips, reinforced landing gear and a stronger tailhook for shipboard operation.
 

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I think it is not so much the Navalised F-15 but rather the Indian Navalised F-15
 

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Hood said:
Seems now that India could be a possible market for the Gripen Maritime, but from this article it sounds as though SAAB hasn't really got very far with this as a serious project.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/aero-india-saab-talks-up-gripen-industrial-opportu-434213/
Bushke also touched on the Gripen Maritime, a model of which was displayed in the Saab stand - New Delhi recently issued a request for information for 57 carrier-borne fighters.

Bushke said that Saab has conducted initial research into what would be necessary to make the Gripen capable of operating from a CATOBAR (catapult takeoff but arrested recovery) aircraft carrier.

Gripen Maritime would require several modifications, including a carrier capable tail hook and strengthened landing gear - including a twin wheel nose gear.

Because Sweden has no aircraft carriers, the development of the Gripen Maritime requires an overseas customer. Such a variant could also be of use to Brazil, which operates a single flat top built originally for France. India has two STOBAR (short takeoff but arrested recovery) carriers, and is likely to build a more potent CATOBAR carrier.

Bushke says that helping to develop such a carrier variant of Gripen E would be a strong opportunity for Indian aerospace, as it would give exposure to a major development programme at an early stage.
 

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It is interesting to compare and contrast India's carrier development with that of China.
Unlike China, the Indian Navy has been able to operate a single carrier force for years using British built carriers and fighter bombers.
Like China it has acquired a rebuilt former Soviet carrier and Russian aircraft.
Unlike China India has developed s mixed Western/Russian carrier design and own aircraft design to operate from it. Sadly the limits of India's economy and industry compared with China show in the result.
Perhaps in a few years time we may see another ex RN carrier serving with the Indian Navy
 

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You suggesting the RN will sell their QEs to India? or at least one?
 
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sorry Tzoli Foo Fighter is quite right
A friend of mine shows why
But given the volatility of UK politics I had to mention it...
 

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Not likely, it would be suicide for any government to even consider.
There was a kite flown during the last days of the Cameron government, but that may have actually been a manouver by someone to poison the well for such a possibility. Or it may have just been a high ranking beancounter or similar that was totally out of touch with the way the wind was blowing, geopolitically speaking.
 
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