India Eyeing Twin-Engine Fighter Aircraft As Rafale Follow-On

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  1. WolfPack86

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    India is looking for a foreign manufacturer to partner with an Indian firm for the manufacture of second twin-engine fighter aircraft in India.
    The Defense Minister, Manohar Parrikar in an interview with the Hindu Friday said, “I am not looking for assembly at all. I am looking for a company to join with an Indian partner and to start manufacturing here by Transfer of Technology (ToT) in most of the items. I know that 100 per cent ToT may not be possible and 100 per cent indigenisation is not possible. Even with so many efforts, LCA has only around 40 per cent indigenisation.”
    When asked whether he had identified the proposed second twin-engine aircraft to be made in India, Parrikar replied,“The process is under way but that will fructify only after we complete the Rafale deal.”
    If the Indian MoD indeed decides on manufacturing a twin-engine fighter aircraft, it automatically rules out the US F-16 and Swedish Gripen. The manufacturers of both aircraft have been courting the Indian MoD for setting up manufacturing facilities of their aircraft in India.
    On the other hand it brightens up the chances of manufacturers such as Dassault Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon, Russian Irkut and US F/A-18 fighter aircraft are twin engine.
    http://www.indiandefensenews.in/2016/05/india-eyeing-twin-engine-fighter.html
     
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    HariPrasad-1 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Mig 35 MKI. Damn cheap. King of dog fight. Very good multi role capability.
     
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    And I'm eyeing the engine inside that Aircraft. Somebody steal that technology. :devil:
     
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    It is best that Indian Government select F-18 Advance Super Hornet.Alenia Aermacchiwas a subsidiary of Leonardo-Finmeccanica[1] (formerly Finmeccanica) active in the Aeronautics sector, with offices and plants in Venegono Superiore, Varese, Turin Caselle Airport in San Maurizio Canavese, Province of Turin andPomigliano d'Arco, Province of Naples.[2] From 1 January 2016, the activities of Alenia Aermacchi merged into Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s Aircraft and Aerostructures Divisions, within the Aeronautics Sector.
    Alenia Aermacchi was created on 1 January 2012 as the merger of Alenia Aeronautica and its subsidiaries (Alenia) Aermacchiand Alenia SIA. The former Alenia Aeronautica was created in 1990 by concentrating theFinmeccanica aerospace and defense industries Aeritalia and Selenia.

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    Eurofighter Typhoon is three Countries fighter. The Typhoon was designed and is manufactured by aconsortium of three companies, Alenia Aermacchi, Airbus Group and BAE Systems,
    Finmeccanica is banned by Indian Goverment guys do you think Eurofighter Typhoon has a chance in India since it is four countries consortium like Britain, Italy, Germany and Spain. Rafale is 300 million dollar per aircraft . So the only American option left to us. Italy will stall Eurofighter Typhoon sale. Both tejas mk2 engine and F-18 Advance Super Hornet are same GE F414. France refuse help India in engine development only America helped us. By the way Tejas Engine is GE F404.
     
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