Sunday, June 20, 2010

Back Tuesday

Away from Delhi. Back Tuesday. Part-2 of the UAV series then.

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4 comments :

themadhatterinwonderland said...

I stumbled upon this article.....

Jun 13, 2010
No JV with India on fifth-gen fighter: Sukhoi chief

MOSCOW (BNS): Russia’s Sukhoi Company has ruled out the possibility of signing a joint venture agreement with India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the development and production of the PAK-FA fifth generation fighter aircraft.

"We don’t plan to sign a joint venture. We have agreed on joint work with our Indian colleagues,” Sukhoi head Mikhail Pogosyan was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.

The General Director had earlier said that an additional agreement would be signed with India to specify its role in the project.

But on Friday, he said that the Russian company hoped work would begin soon without any such deal and that the joint work could be carried out under the current agreement.

“We will do our part of the work, our Indian counterparts theirs,” Pogosyan said, adding, “At the initial stage it is not necessary to have a joint venture.”

India is partnering with Russia for the joint development of the stealth fighter aircraft. The two countries had signed an intergovernmental agreement in 2007 as per which HAL was identified as the nodal agency in the project.

Sukhoi and HAL, in early 2010, formally agreed to jointly develop the stealth fighter aircraft.

Indian Air Force, which would acquire 50 single-seater fighters of the Russian version, would induct another 200 two-seater fighters beginning from 2016, according to reports.

The new aircraft, designed to fly at supersonic speeds, will compete with US’s F-22 Raptor fighters. The first prototype of the stealth fighter, T-50, is presently undergoing flight trials in Russia.

It is scheduled to enter service with the Russian Air Force in 2015.

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Read this again
"Indian Air Force, which would acquire 50 single-seater fighters of the Russian version, would induct another 200 two-seater fighters beginning from 2016, according to reports."

I happened to stumble upon Wiki it says:-
"The Indian Air Force will acquire 50 single-seater fighters of the Russian version before the two seat FGFA is developed"
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Can this really happen??????
Would india get the single seater before the double seater???
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Article link:-
http://www.brahmand.com/news/No-JV-with-India-on-fifth-gen-fighter-Sukhoi-chief/4136/1/10.html

Wiki link:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_PAK_FA
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shiv ji cn u please give ur take on this....regards

Anonymous said...

shiv, can u please tell me about indian role in pak fa that made flight in january?

Anonymous said...

India is only providing the funds,no technology or equipment is Indian...:(

Mathi Man said...

@ Shiv,
Few days back you had an article with only heading :
LCA Latest LSP breaks during supersonic flight.

Thats about it. No content nuthin,.
Was it an april fool's joke or some inside news or something u were not able to confirm????