Friday, November 04, 2011

Pentagon Still After India's MMRCA Deal

The U.S. announced its willingness to sell India the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after New Delhi rejected a U.S. offer of older aircraft earlier.

In the April contest for 126 MMRCA for the Indian Air Force, Dassault Rafale and the Eurofighter Typhoon beat out U.S. aerospace giants Boeing and Lockheed Martin, as well as Sweden's Saab AB and the Russian makers of the MiG 35.

India has made no request for more information on the F-35, but the U.S. invitation was "an example of the high regard that we hold India's military modernization," a Pentagon spokesman said.

The U.S. report noted that India is working with Russia on developing a fifth-generation fighter aircraft (.... here is a lucid account of this).

U.S. Ready To Sell F-35 to India: Pentagon

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