Russia will offer customizable Mikoyan MiG-35 fighter to the Indian Air Force (IAF) which is looking to acquire 114 combat aircraft to supplement its depleting fleet of fighters.
Russia is open to the idea of integrating additional advanced weapons, local weapons and RD-33OVT engine to provide super maneuverability to meet with the IAF's requirement, idrw.org reported Saturday.
Also included are KRET/Phazotron Zhuk-A active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, modern electro-optics system with distributed apertures, MSP-418KE active jamming pods, IRST and other capabilities borrowed from country's fifth generation fighter program.
The main competition is between Dassault Rafale, Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Saab's Gripen, Eurofighter Typhoon, Russian MiG-35 and Lockheed Martin F-16.
Lockheed Martin offered India its newly configured F-21 fighters to be manufactured indigenously in the country during the Aero India 2019 airshow. The company has also said that the F-21s will be sold only to India if it places an order for the aircraft.
Meanwhile, Boeing has offered to set up a new facility for the production of Super Hornets in the country along with an option of technology transfer.
Lockheed Martin has said that its F-21 fighter, customized to suit India, will not be offered to any other country if the Indian Air Force (IAF) places an order for 114 jets that it currently looking to acquire. The IAF last month, issued an RFI (Request for Information) or initial tender to acquire 114 jets at a cost of around $18 billion, which is billed as one of the worlds biggest military procurement in recent years
Russia may develop an electronic warfare aircraft based on an upgraded Ilyushin Il-114-300 plane, Ilyushin Aircraft Company Director for Il-114 Programs Ivan Kabatov said. "With its unique performance characteristics, the plane is an optimal platform for making air platforms to solve the broadest range of tasks - from monitoring, patrolling and transport carriages to electronic warfare, reconnaissance and combat employment," Kabatov told TASS on Tuesday
Russias Ilyushin Aviation Complex has offered its IL-114-300 turboprop as alternatives to ageing Ukrainian origin AN-24/AN-26 aircraft which are being used by regional airlines in Russia and as military transports in various parts of the world. JSC ILis ready to launch batch production of IL-114-300 aircraft at the earliest possible juncture
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The Russian Aerospace Defense Forces (VKS) have test-fired a new interceptor missile from its test site located in Kazakhstan, the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced today. “At the Sary-Shagan test site (Republic of Kazakhstan), the combat crew of the air defense and anti-missile defense forces of the VKS successfully conducted a new test launch of the Russian missile defense system,” the MoD
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