U.S. Fighter Jet Makers Out of Indian MRCA Fighter Jet Deal


India has decided against considering fighter jets manufactured by The Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin Corporation for a $11 billion order and is narrowing down its choice to two European-made planes- France's Dassault Rafale and the Eurofighter Typhoon.

Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet and Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Super Viper – both of which are powered by General Electric engines – lost out to two European airplanes that are still under consideration by the Indian military. GE Aviation was expecting to see a healthy order flow if either of the U.S. competitors was awarded the contract. 


Anonymous said...

Too bad, so sad... for the Indian Air Force. Now, they've got to put up with more untested combat systems that will likely fail in a real war scenario. After all, the USA planes have the depth of experience unmatched by all the others, plus the kind of avionics and weapons that support them.

Anonymous said...

Indian air force has experience with European Fighter jets since 50 years, such as folland gnat, mistral, Jaguar and Mirrage 2000 etc , so it is a perfect choice.

Anonymous said...

Someone said: "Indian air force has experience with European Fighter jets since 50 years..."

Yeah! And just how that turn out for the Indian Air Force? It's always hard to teach an old dog new tricks. India should have dumped those junks and go for the tried and true fighters.

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