INDIAN AEROSPACE DEFENCE NEWS

Empowering Strategic Minds Since 2012

India, US start discussions on F-15EX multi-role combat aircraft: Boeing

1 min read
The US and India have held discussions on F-15EX fighter jets and the two respective air forces have exchanged information about it, a top Boeing official has said after the aerospace major received approval from the American government to offer its latest multi-role combat aircraft to the Indian Air Force. The F-15EX is the latest and most advanced version of the multi-role, all-weather, and day and night versions of the F-15 aircraft family.

Source: Money Control

According to a top Boeing official, US and India held talks about F-15EX fighter jets and respective air forces have exchanged information about it. The aerospace major received approval from the American government to offer its latest multi-role combat aircraft to the Indian Air Force.

The USAF has awarded Boeing an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a ceiling value of nearly USD 23 billion in July 2020.

It sends a powerful signal when the US government makes a commitment to a platform like this that they’re in it or the long haul and are showing faith and confidence in the capability and price point of the F-15EX piques interest in the US and around the world.

In April 2019, the IAF issued an RFI (request for information) or initial tender to acquire 114 jets at a cost of around USD 18 billion, which is billed as one of the world’s biggest military procurements in recent years.

The top contenders for the deal include Lockheed’s F-21, Dassault Aviation’s Rafale, the Eurofighter Typhoon, Russian aircraft MiG 35 and Saab’s Gripen. Boeing said the F-15EX will be exhibited at the Aero India 2021 in Bengaluru beginning next week.

Author

  • A Forensic Medicine and Toxicology expert from AIIMS Bhubhaneswar. He takes keen interest in ballistics, CBRN warfare and related subjects. He has been associated with the IADN since very initial time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.