Russia prepares 5th-generation fighter for India

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  1. Srinivas_K

    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    Russia prepares 5th-generation fighter for India

    Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has completed the front-end engineering design of the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) for India's Air Force, UAC president Mikhail Pogosyan said Friday.

    The UAC is preparing the contract on the aircraft's full-scale development for signing, he told Arms-Tass.

    "We have completed the front end engineering design stage," he said. "The work on the preparation of the contract on the FGFA full-scale development is now in progress," he added.

    The FGFA development and production is a major project of Russian-Indian military-technical cooperation.

    The two sides signed the corresponding agreement in Moscow in October 2007. In December 2010, Russia's Rosoboronexport arms exporter, Sukhoi company and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited signed a contract on the aircraft's front end engineering design development.

    Since January 2012, a group of India's specialists has been working in Russia, and Russia's specialists in India. The two sides have established the required information exchange.

    FGFA is developed on the basis of the Russian PAK FA fifth-generation fighter project. However, it will differ from the prototype to meet Indian Air Force's specific requirements.

    --IANS/ITAR-TASS

    Russia prepares 5th-generation fighter for India | Business Standard News
     
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    Great news .... when will we be able to see the prototype of the same?How long will it take to sign the contract it was expected to signed this year only rite ?
    any updates on that.....
     
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    New dates need to be announced. They will do that after the contract is ready for signature.
     
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    Isnt HAL working on the project too?
    Headlines seem to suggest its like 99% Russian workshare.
     
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    The aircraft is being designed in both countries. UAC is the primary design house. Naturally, this news will come from the Russians.
     
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    i think this is a prototype and Hal is not involved in prototype.
     
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    Development of Sukhoi FGFA on course, full-scale development contract being drafted - daily.bhaskar.com

    A lot of question answered in it.... India will be creating one of the two prototypes.. @Neeraj Mathur @p2prada @rohit b3 @Srinivas_K
     
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    Might be a joint one....
    actually all are joint.....

    Couldn't find any source of info for that third one.... as of now two is what its saying .... will wait for official declaration
     
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    HAL is definately involved in the prototype. Or India would have started its production directly based off the Russian T-50. India wants something different from the Russian model.
     
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    @p2prada @Pulkit

    By "one of the two prototypes", they mean the Prototype T-50 and FGFA/PMF.
     
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    @Sergeyl, could you please confirm the picture above?
     
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    the statement in the article didn't say one by Russia and other for India....
    "Two separate prototypes will be developed, one by Russia and a separate one by India."
    I believe thats gonna be individual prototypes ....
    As the work has been shared already it will only reflect that the capability of one to develop it ... and how much dependence we do have over other....

     
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    @pmaitra and @Sergeyl can confirm on whether this is authentic or not with the proper reasoning but as per me the display of the weapon bay is not a questionable thing here:taunt:(trying to appear expert which i am not)...
    this image is taken from :rolleyes:
    T-50 PAK-FA Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft [FGFA] carrying missiles in its internal weapon bay - AA Me, IN
    which clearly says its a CGI.....:taunt:
    You also read that then why asking this question?:rolleyes:
     
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    They mean two prototypes of the FGFA, not T-50.

    CGI.
     
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    so no internal weapon bay for t50
     
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    There is. We merely haven't seen it.

    This is on the Berkut.
    [​IMG]
     
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    The IDRW report mentions in a matter of fact way that "MOD has asked to revise the ralfale cost as costs have ballooned"!!!

    And then goes on to say the contract is ready to be signed. Can you think contract be signed without finalizing cost.

    This cost is the reason why rafale lost out all its previous contracts. Lets see what happens in india,

    Also why this cost is such an important issue is, by noting what Air Marshal matheswaran stated in stratpost conference

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    This what I have been saying by letting the financial bids lapse in its long drawn dubious evaluation process, IAF has really put the civilian govt in a fix.


    SO this 20 billion on Rafale and 20 billion on FGFA to be funded at such close interval is almost impossble is what an IAF guy's view.

    Lets see what IAF fanboys here tell about this!!!
     

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