India invested billions of dollars in research co-production with the Russian transport aircraft
India-Russia joint development of fifth generation fighter aircraft (the Russian T-50 aircraft will be based on development)
According to the Russian military-industrial complex site October 13 reported in recent meeting of the Russian – Indian Intergovernmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation during the meeting, the leaders of the two defense ministries signed a total of up to tens of billions of dollars in military-technical cooperation agreement.
Indian Defense Minister Antonio confirmed that India plans to purchase 45 Russian multi-purpose military transport aircraft and 300 by the Russian-Indian joint development between the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (the Russian T-50 aircraft will be developed based on ).
It is reported that India’s fifth-generation fighter for the joint production of capital investment will exceed $ 25 billion. Unit price per aircraft of new fighter expected to exceed $ 100 million.
Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said the next time, Russia and India are two important countries will implement joint projects, including the development of multi-purpose transport plane and the fifth-generation fighter, which will further consolidate the two programs bilateral cooperation in military technology.
Indian Defense Minister said that Russia and India signed recently between the two countries will be the fifth generation fighter aircraft jointly developed by the preliminary agreement, before that, India will complete the necessary internal technical procedures. He stressed that Russia “In the past, present and future all will be in India in the field of military technology and reliable partners.”
addition to the joint development of new military aircraft, the two sides also signed in the near future is expected to total $ 15 billion in military procurement contracts. Indian military sources said, India will increase purchase of 42 Su-30MKI multi-role fighter (contract value of over $ 2 billion) and two A-50 early warning aircraft. In addition, Russia is also actively involved in the new India on the procurement of 126 fighters and 197 light helicopter tender held. If Russia’s MiG-35 bid and ultimately win card -226, Russian enterprises will re-sales of about $ 11 billion contract.
course, Russia is able to obtain from the Indian side of the new procurement contracts, to a large extent also depends on the two sides had already signed an agreement (the total value of about $ 10 billion) is able to successfully perform. These agreements include the Russia India and authorized to assemble 140 Su-30MKI fighters for the Indian Navy’s maintenance and improvement of “Admiral Gorshkov” aircraft carrier to India for rent “Cheetah” nuclear submarine and the sale of 45 MiG- -29K carrier-based combat aircraft.
Naik in the Indian Air Force Chief of Staff of Russian-Indian military-technical cooperation committee meeting on the eve that the Indian Air Force plans to begin a phased manner from 2017, the fifth-generation fighter aircraft and equipment. He pointed out that the Indian Air Force into the project about $ 25 billion of funds, the unit price of each aircraft will be close to $ 100 million. In the course of project implementation, R & D unit in India as Hindustan, Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation.
Indian experts have pointed out, Russia and India the fifth-generation fighter aircraft jointly developed the cost will be significantly better than the other countries of similar equipment, which will significantly enhance the combat strength of Russia and India the two air forces.
previously general manager of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited announced that the two sides will also be built two-seater and two kinds of single-seat fighter aircraft, the development costs borne by the Russia-India average. Both types of aircraft are Russian T-50 will be based on, but the Indian side will be re-designed version. Production of new aircraft is expected to begin in the 2017-2018 years, while the Indian Air Force will be equipped in the 2019-2020 two-seater began the fifth-generation fighter aircraft.
Russia at the end of January 2010 started the T-50 test. Russia claims that the aircraft has a range of unique performance, with all-weather capability to avoid radar detection, the maximum flight speed of 2000 km/hour.
Russian arms trade center world, experts believe that Russia and India the fifth-generation fighter program will continue for a long period of time: the prototype is expected to take 8-10 years before entering the testing phase, in this During the Indian side will be responsible for developing on-board computer software system used, aircraft self-defense system and a host of other important components. (Compass)