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The American F-35 joint strike fighter (JSF) project may be nowhere within India’s grasp, feels Lockheed Martin, unless the country gets its ‘data protection’ act together and the two countries sit down and work out a comprehensive list of agreements.
The fifth generation fighter plane under development at Sukhoi Aircraft Corporation is to make its maiden flight in 2007. "The development of the fifth generation fighter is proceeding in strict compliance with the schedule and the plane will be flight-tested in 2007," the Russian Air Chief, General Vladimir Mikhailov, said while visiting Kubinka airbase near here. Russia has offered India a stake in its fifth generation fighter programme and the issue was discussed during President A P J Abdul Kalam's recent Russian tour, when the Indian President visited Sukhoi Aircraft Corporation. According to Sukhoi sources, the experience accumulated during the implementation of Su-30MKI fighter project for the Indian Air Force provides a 'solid ground'' for the Indo-Russian interaction in developing the fifth generation fighter, which would match the US JSF project.
US also announced the offer to India for the co-production of F-18 super hornet fighter jets to India.The US offer includes co-production of F-18 fighter jets in India with license to produce at least six times the number of planes that would have been sold to Pakistan.
Originally posted by Daedalus3
Anything for the US comes with "strings attached" I think India should steer clear of acquiring anything from the US as of now.. Esp. with US hypocracy regarding Pakistan..
Originally posted by skippytjc
Wow. I need to give you credit for new levels of hate. I never could have imagined somebody could have so smoothly integrated a USA hate statement into an aircraft thread talking about business and production deals.
Never cease to amaze me...
US provides weaponry to Pakistan
Pakistan sponsors terrorism on India
Originally posted by Realist05
As a Yank I'm at least happy the weekly put-down of the US from Bhramin know-it-alls has disappeared.
As to the Indian Navy, my question to you Stealth Spy is where is this weapon aimed?
Deigo Garcia perhaps?
India should, because quite frankly, they will not be getting F-35s anytime soon.
Yeah, your right COWlan, India should, because quite frankly, they will not be getting F-35s anytime soon.
Originally posted by Seekerof
"May" and what actually will be are two different matters here, StealthSpy.
Till I see it approved and in a headline paper, it amounts to continued wishful thinking on the part of India. Those who have and are involved with the JSF program are considered long standing allies. Since when did India fall into that category?