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LONDON message: American Business Standard web site published an article on January 30, said Indian Air Force $ 11 billion worth of 126 medium multi-role (MMRCA) fighter contract is likely to spend off U.S. companies – Lockheed – Martin or Boeing.
America’s top industry analyst’s report, along with Lockheed – Martin’s F-16IN “super snakes” and the Boeing F/A-18 “Super Hornet” to join the six-party bid, in the purchase of advanced US-made fifth-generation stealth fighter, the Indian should buy US-made medium-sized multi-purpose fighter is an economical, reducing the gap between the measures.
The report recommended the Indian Air Force to buy U.S. fighter because the fighter is the “least costly, mature, known fourth-generation fighter,” and also “to buy more advanced stealth fighter next bridge.” Meanwhile, the report also called for Washington to take measures “to ensure India to buy US-made fifth-generation fighter, and the strategic ambitions of India’s strong support.”
the United States only a fifth-generation fighter aircraft – F-22 has not sold to other countries. There is also a Lockheed – Martin along with other developed countries, the fifth-generation fighter – F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The article, entitled “melee! India MMRCA fighters choice, “the report by the Carnegie Foundation for Ashley – Thales (Ashley Tellis) book, this one with the U.S. government and the U.S. Air Force closely, is a widely respected analyst.
Thales recognition, including the French “Rafale”, the Swedish Saab JAS-39 “Gripen” and Eurofighter “Typhoon” aircraft including the Eurofighter has an advantage in technology. But he said the US-made fighters is the best product, saying it is the ideal choice to reduce the gap. Thales’s report published before the air show in India, India’s top air show will be held February 9 to 13 in Bangalore. India Air Show this year is definitely the headline news of medium-sized multi-purpose bid. Indian critics, including the Business-Standard, both consider the purchase of fifth-generation fighter F-35JSF benefits significantly higher than the purchase MMRCA.
Thales-depth analysis reports that now will be able to purchase MMRCA also to purchase the fifth generation fighter. Thales believes that since 1971, India’s defense strategy depends on maintaining air superiority over China and Pakistan. In regional conflicts, winning India’s air force is the primary weapon. However, due to procurement delays, accidents and neglect, the Indian Air Force squadrons 39.5 accidentally reduced to 29. Even if the procurement is not delayed, in 2017 the possibility of recovery before the scale is not large.
It is reported that India’s defense policy makers have noted that two weeks ago China’s fifth generation fighter – the first test flight F -20. But Indian experts say, F -20 need seven to eight years of development before it can officially fielded forces. In contrast, US-made F-35 units will be fitted out in 2014.
Interestingly, Thales praised the Indian Air Force flight test in a complex MMRCA to maintain a rigorous and transparent, abnormal neutral. The report said that these tests are rare: six fighters from eight countries compete over a hundred million dollar contract, each side of the Indian Air Force’s evaluation of its fighters are satisfied. However, with the Indian Air Force will report to the Department of Defense and fair trial, followed by political factors will affect the related decision-making.
Thales that “in determining the successful bidder of the process, the Indian decision-makers will seek to: reduce logistics war interrupted weakness; through technical input to improve the military capabilities; forging new geopolitical partnerships to increase India’s global power. “
The report warns that participate in the tender from the pressure of governments in India’s security interests will be damaged by political compromise, in order to” There is no nutritional political interests will result in the framework of the Indian Air Force to be multi-purpose fighter. ” (Sri Lanka years)