The tender to manufacture the C-295 was the first aircraft procurement plan especially intended by the IAF and the defense ministry to be solely partnered in India by private industry.
Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar: ‘A replacement (for the MiG-21) could be the LCA Tejas or another – I’ll not call it low end – but a single engine lighter aircraft. Tejas is a good aircraft but it has its limitations.’
Dassault can wait to have their way in the MMRCA negotiations knowing the aversion of the IAF and defense ministry to a re-tender, unless the defense ministry walks away from the table itself, first.
Christian Scherer, Head of Sales and Marketing at Airbus Defence and Space told StratPost about their plans to extend the validity of their A330 MRTT bid for the Indian Air Force.
StratPost spoke to Christian Scherer, Head of Sales and Marketing at Airbus Defence and Space the scope for the A-400M in India at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition (LIMA2015).
The new order for two of the Indian Navy’s four HDW Type-209 submarines is expected to cost an estimated USD 200 million and the planned purchase currently awaits the Indian govt’s approval of the US Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA).
The new concept is a spin-off from the hollow titanium blisk (bladed disk) of the Trent 700 engine and also derived the Rolls-Royce LiftSystem for the Pratt and Whitney F-135 vertical lift engine for F-35B.
Boeing is expecting a contract from the IAF this year to set up a facility for training pilots and loadmasters for the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Hindon.