Dassault Rafale vs Sukhoi PAK FA

Dassault Rafale vs Sukhoi PAK FA Comparison

RAFALE INFOGRAPHICSUKHOI PAK FA

Rafale vs PAK FA Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - RAFALEPER HOUR - PAK FA

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE SUKHOI PAK FA
BVR Rating 90% 97%
Armament 8.6/10 8.1/10
Technology 8.5/10 9.3/10
Avionics 8.4/10 9.3/10
Maneuverability 9.3/10 10/10 (3D Thrust)
Rate of Climb max. 300 m/s – 60k ft/min max. 350 m/s – 65k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.13 1.36
Service Ceiling 17 km – 55k ft 20 km – 65k ft
Speed 2.00 Mach 2.3 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.70 km/l – 1.65 NM/gallon 0.45 km/l – 1.07 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 130.000.000 USD 150.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent excellent

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE SUKHOI PAK FA
BVR AAM missile MBDA Meteor AA-12 Adder (R77 Vympel)
AAM origin NATO Russia
Year in 2013 in 1998
Range (mile) 62 99
Range (km) 100 160
Speed (mph) 2640 2970
Speed (km/h) 4248 4779
Radar Thales RBE2-AA NO36 BYELKA AESA
Radar overall rating excellent excellent
BVR Technology 85% 97%
BVR Def. Tech. 85% 95%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.5-2.0 0.005-0.5

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE SUKHOI PAK FA
Cannon GIAT 30M/719B GSh-30-1
Caliber (mm) 30 mm 30 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 2500 rpm 1800 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 1025 m/s 860 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 20% 10%
Maneuverability 9.3 10
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,13 1,36
AAM (first) MBDA MICA AA-11 Archer
Operational range 0.2 – 50 km 0.3 – 40 km
AAM (second) R.550 MAGIC II AA-8 Aphid
Operational range 0.3 – 15 km 0.1 – 8 km
Dogfight Rating 76% 97%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE SUKHOI PAK FA
Length 15.27 m – 50 ft 1 in 19.8 m – 50.0 ft
Wingspan 10.80 m – 35 ft 4 in 13.9 m – 45 ft 5 in
Wing area 45.7 m² – 492 ft² 79.0 m² – 850 sq ft
Height 5.30 m – 17 ft 3 in 4.74 m – 15.6 ft
Weight 10,100 kg – 22,6k lb 18,100 kg – 40,1k lb
Power 2 x 75 kN – 17k lbf 1 x 167 kN – 37k lbf