Five machines in Russia independently Russia and India did not allow India to participate in the design
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According to India, “Indian Defense Online” web site September 21, 2009 reported that Russia has announced that Russian-Indian cooperation in the development of fifth generation fighter aircraft (fifth generation fighter aircraft, FGFA) will be put into use in 2015. According to the Russian Defense Ministry said, FGFA will have stealth features, greater thrust of the engine, more target acquisition capabilities, and can carry the new airborne weapon. A two-seat variant of the aircraft will be equipped with the Indian Air Force.
2007 the Indian Defense Minister A.K. Anthony (AKAnthony) during his visit to Russia, Russia and India signed an agreement to jointly develop FGFA. India is being careful discussion of the FGFA contract is expected to visit Russia next month to participate in Indo-Russian Defence Minister of India military-technical cooperation between the government there will be annual results. It is reported that, FGFA will be implemented in the Sukhoi company’s secret PAK-FA project developed on the basis of a multipurpose stealth fighter, it is possible that the Sukhoi T-50 aircraft as a retrofit.
FGFA project for the Indian Air Force currently disagree. They feel that India has for the Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters put a lot of money, so should not be an alternative model for the company to invest more money. In addition, the Indian Air Force had also earlier said that India should FGFA the initial stage of the project began to participate in related work. Five machines, but the Russian side claimed that the design has been completed, which resulted in India can not participate in FGFA design work, can not grasp the FGFA project’s technical details. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center Chen Li)