As India looks to replace its ageing Soviet-era lightweight combat aircraft fleet, two players have emerged as possible contenders, American defence major Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 70 and Swedish defence major Saab’s Gripen E fighter aircraft. Indian Air Force (IAF) has requirement of over 400 fighter aircraft, which is far higher than the 126 aircraft that … Read more F-16 vs Gripen: Which combat jet will rule supreme in Indian fighter dogfight?
India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers – as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, Indian Air Force(IAF) officials say. A deal for 200 single-engine planes produced in India – which the Air Force says could rise to 300 as it fully phases … Read more Govt offers to buy 200 foreign fighter jets if they are Made in India
An Indian Air Force plan to replace its MiG fighter fleet with a ‘Made in India’ combat aircraft is heading for trouble. As of now the choice is between two aircraft from Sweden and the US, both of which failed a comprehensive technical evaluation process in 2010. Plus, there are grumbles that other countries which … Read more IAF’s plan to replace ailing MiG with ‘Make in India’ combat aircraft heading for trouble