Ending months of silence on buying new fighter jets, India has announced it will push the case of getting 114 jets from a foreign maker under a deal expected to be in around $ 20 billion.
490 fighter jets are needed by the Indian Air Force (IAF) over the next 20 years, or roughly by end of 2040. Inductions will be in batches from November 2020 which literally lays down the future of military aviation in India.
IDD Bureau Indian Air Force Chief has questioned the slow pace of the indigenous production under the ‘make in India’ in the military equipment manufacturing sector. Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria, while speaking at an event of a news channel ‘Aaj Taak’ in India said “Right now, in this ‘Make in India’ and
IDD Bureau The UK India Business Council (UKIBC) have announced the establishment of an Aerospace and Defence Industry Group (ADIG) to promote UK-India collaboration for make in India. Core members of the group include Rolls-Royce, BAE systems, Thales UK, MBDA, Leonardo, TVS Logistics, PEXA, Pattonair and Cranfield University, the council said in statement on Friday.
IDD Bureau Safran, the French engine maker, which has an existing partnership to make engines for helicopters in India, has proposed a path-breaking technology transfer to power fighter jets in India and as per India’s requirements. The proposal includes options for engines for the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), that is New Delhi’s version of
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