In a letter to AirHeadquarters, an official of the Red Flag said it was the personal viewof the USAF pilot talking in the clip and not of those involved in theexercise. The organisers are looking forward for the participation of the IAF in the future editions of Red Flag, said the letter.
Fornof was actually quite complimentary of the IAF’s pilots, praising their professionalism while explaining how he “drilled” them in dogfights.
In potentially dangerous news for Boeing and Lockheed Martin, the Indian press seem to find a link between the YouTube speech and India’s fighter competition.
The clip is beingviewed as a ploy by the industry to prove a point. It might be anattempt to convince the US Government in ordering more F-22 Raptors.The US aviation giants Boeing and Lockheed Martin, the makers of F-16sand F-18s, are also competing with Russians for multi-billion dollarcontract to supply multi-role combat aircraft to the IAF.