U.S. arms for the Indian Army Weapon: narrowing the gap with China outsourcing is a shortcut
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2 11, “Global Times” reporter learned on the air show in Bangalore, India, in an unprecedented ten billion aircraft procurement fierce battle, not before the optimistic about the U.S. side “old fighters” – F-16IN and the latest international edition of F/A-18 quietly prevail, until quite strong against the new aircraft into a corner of Europe. In order to compete in the final word in this, the U.S. F-22 fighter aircraft may be coming in the last day of the air show in Bangalore, the “American team” competition points.
the U.S. Boeing Company to sell to India the full version of its latest international F/A-18 “Super Hornet” fighter. Although India’s “Business Standard” 10 reported that the “Super Hornet” good mobility is limited to low speed aerobatics, the final hard into the Indian defense officials “discernment.” Indian Air Force officials also said: “F/A-18 flight assessment of poor performance.” But the day of India’s largest companies – Tata Group Chairman Xila Tan ? Tata actually the person driving the “Super Hornet” in a circle on the Tianfei. Taking into account the Tata Group in India’s huge military and political influence, Tata Group Chairman flying is considered a “wind vane” type effects. 11 Boeing spokesman told the “Global Times” reporter: “flying F/A-18 ask yourself what feels best to you, Mr. Tata, but I firmly believe that our F/A-18 is ideal for the Indian Air Force.”
? Lockheed Martin company is dedicated to the Indian market its F-16IN “Super Viper.” Although the pro-European Indian media had ridiculed the “only princes reading – arrived in Bangalore, does not appear in 9 of aerobatics,” but “Global Times” reporter on the scene saw 10 and 11 two days, F-16IN frequent a variety of aerobatics. In addition, an unnamed senior U.S. official told the “Global Times” reporter, one F-22 will be the last day of the air show in Bangalore, which is Feb. 13 arrived. Inducement in the context of U.S. technology, U.S. F-16IN and F/A-18 Suddenly turning, ahead of European competitors. Indian Air Force Chief of Staff General is satisfied by g proved: “procurement negotiations will begin in the next two weeks, in 2012 the first aircraft will arrive in India, the second batch of 108 aircraft will be assembled in India, if all goes well, the third batch of 64 frame will buy. “
Although the” Global Times “reporter has not found the air show in Bangalore, the Chinese fighter figure, China’s F -20, China’s military power and the China factor has become The direction of the largest in India to sell advanced fighter gimmick. In addition to “Typhoon” aircraft executives with respect to capture and attack the Chinese J-20 “no problem”, the U.S. military-industrial companies and other European executives are gently persuade India to minimize the technology gap with China’s military , and shortcuts of course, is to buy foreign advanced fighters. A museum in the “Global Times” reporter also surprised to find a booth. This is not the military industrial enterprises set up booths, but sells a book called “China military threat India faces how much” book. This thick 400 pages, priced as high as 738 rupees (1 rupee equals 0.14 yuan) of the book actually sold Tinghuo.
Although Russia has been India’s largest conventional arms to provide the country, this is also comparable to the U.S. A museum set up the booth, but almost all models on display, can see the entire air show The Russian-made weapons is the entity Su-30 on static display. In order to pull away in the Indian tradition of this increasingly large clients, a Russian official told the Indian media, exhibiting an interview, said openly: “We’re not the MiG-29K carrier-based aircraft sold to China, because China’s Su-27 intellectual property issues have not been resolved, so do not worry about India. “But official admits:” China may be used when the Chinese Su-33 carrier-based aircraft carrier, because it may have been purchased from Ukraine to. “” Indian Express “, etc. media also quoted to participate in exhibitions of many U.S. officials as saying that China’s sudden show stealth fighter F -20 to the United States to sell India F-35 increase the number of scores.
course, India is India’s lack of military technology from abroad to speed up an important reason to buy new aircraft. For example, in the 10-day air show during India’s national research and development of light helicopters suddenly an emergency landing. “Global Times” reporter later learned, because the pilot heard “unusual sounds,” while on the same day, Air India Air Namibia is also a high-profile publicity to the sale of two of the helicopters.
four European countries the development of “Typhoon” aircraft, the French Dassault “Rafale” fighter jets, the Swedish Saab JAS-39 Gripen fighters apparently did not give up. “Typhoon” aircraft exhibition of officials, “Global Times” reporter, said that if India bought “Typhoon” aircraft, will get preferential treatment as far away as Australia and Saudi Arabia on the most important is that India and manufacturing “Typhoon,” the 400 European companies to become “strategic partners” and will work with BAE Systems, EADS companies tied for the world’s most advanced military electronic technology “R & D and production of” partners, which will create in India at least 20 000 new jobs. Moreover, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK have formed a strategic alliance, and by the ambassadors of those countries came specifically from the domestic as well as other departments of Defense officials to lobby for India on the final. “Global Times” reporter also special attention to detail that these countries participating companies to India viewers, especially generous, and even sent information is also extremely detailed, and even ordinary people have the opportunity to get in “Typhoon” fighter cockpit feelings of “God” feeling.