Russian MiG is open to partnering Indian companies and will soon submit a detailed proposal to supply MiG-29K fighter jets to the Indian Navy.
“The company will soon be submitting a detailed proposal to the Indian government. We also consider transfer of technology and joint development of MiG-29 K jets with Indian companies. Such agreements would be as per the ‘Make in India’ program launched by the central government,” MiG CEO Ilya Tarasenko said in a statement Sunday.
The Indian Navy’s January 17 RFI for the procurement of 57 naval fighters could be worth US$12 billion for the selected foreign supplier.
The price of the contract has been estimated on the cost of each carrier borne jet at around US$200 million each if it were a western fighter or under US$100 million if it were to be a Russian jet.
Saab has offered its conceptual aircraft Gripen [M] (Maritime) for the Indian Navy’s in March this year. The Indian Navy has conducted trials of French Rafale, Swedish Saab Sea Gripen, Russian MiG-29K and American F-18 in July this year.
Currently, Indian Navy operates 45 MIG-29K jets which face serviceability issues from time to time. The delivery of deck based fighter jets is expected to take four-five years.
South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries and Indian Hindustan Shipyard (HSL) will build fleet support ships for the Indian Navy in both the nations. The agreement is expected to be inked in mid-2018
The Indian Navy is likely to be commission its first Scorpene-class submarine, Kalvari, in the middle of this month. “The delivery is to take place around the middle of September,” one of the people quoted above said
Indian Navy has floated a global request for information (RFI) to buy 12 anti-torpedo defense systems (ATDS) and associated equipment for its submarines. “The ATDS is an important program, and the aquisition will be on a fast-track basis,“ a senior Indian Navy official was quoted as saying by
Indian Navy has inducted a landing craft utility (LCU) ship L52 which will be deployed for transporting battle tanks, other heavy weapons systems besides troops. The ship, which would be based in the Andaman and Nicobar command, can also be deployed for multirole activities like search and rescue as well as disaster relief operations, Indian Ministry of defense announced Monday
The Indian Navy conducted trials of French Rafale, Swedish Saab Sea Gripen, Russian MiG-29K and American F-18 for its $11B (INR 75,000 crore) fighter jet procurement deal for its aircraft carriers. The Indian Navy recently invited foreign vendors to carry out trials to see if the planes could operate off the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, reported
The Indian Defense Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has commissioned home-grown anti-submarine corvette, INS Kiltan in the southern port city of Vishakhapatnam Monday. INS Kiltan is third of the four Project 28 warships that has joined the Indian Navy
The Indian Navy is likely to commission its home-grown anti-submarine corvette, INS Kiltan on October 16 in southern port city of Vishakhapatnam. The newly appointed defense minister, Nirmala Sitharaman will be commissioning the corvette,
India has plans to buy 100 jet propelled Avenger predator drones from the US costing an estimated $8 billion for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Besides joint projects under the bilateral Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI), in her first major engagement with a foreign counterpart, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman talks on September 26 with the US officials will focus on India-US defence cooperation, maritime security, avenger predator drones, counter-terrorism and other major issues of mutual concern, the sources added
The US India Business Council (USIBC), an American business advocacy group, has written a letter to Indias defense minister stating that the US defense firms offering to set up production line in India are unwilling to part with sensitive aircraft technology – even as joint venture junior partners. “Control of proprietary technologies is a major consideration for all companies exploring public and private defence partnerships,” the business lobby, which represents 400 firms, said in the August 3 letter, reviewed by Reuters and previously unreported
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