posted on Nov, 21 2016 @ 09:52 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58
They did something similar in Aus to build the original Hornets, not sure really what Aus got out of it as they don't go for indigenous air
capability, upgrades and repairs, hence they didn't do the same with Super Hornet or Hawk LIFT.
I think Wedgetail took the Boeing but don't know if it was modified here or in US.
As you said previously, big problem with India is corruption, it may be a growing economy but it's still a divided country based on Caste. It needs a
lot of growing up to do, not least a coherent defence strategy and not procuring small lots of different aircraft. I am sure the US has more to offer
than just a few hundred aircraft if they get this right. Much bigger than military, their Regional and International Airlines will be expanding like
China and Boeing will be in a good place to take advantage.
Personally I won't do business with another Indian company having experienced them in 3 defence contracts, too little hair left to pull out over the
smiling snake oil salesmen, got one now who is the salesman for a well know Aussie Gas Company and I won't speak to him until he puts something in
writing, I do enjoy turning the tables on him, oh yes we will give you the business...sorry, you were not competitive....he loses his temper very fast
until another carrot dangles...I'm sure Boeing are shrewd but will watch this with interest if India don't change.
edit on 21 11 2016 by
Forensick because: (no reason given)