Monday, October 24, 2011

*Flash* MMRCA Bids To Be Opened On November 4


Finally, we have a date! Headlines Today (the station I work for) reports that the final commercial bids in India's $12-billion Indian medium multirole combat aircraft (MMRCA) competition are to be opened on Friday, November 4. The two finalists, Dassault and Eurofighter, were contacted this week seeking their presence at the Ministry of Defence on November 4 for the authentication and opening of commercial bids. According to procedure, the contents of both bids will be read out to all present and then signed by all members of the Contract Negotiation Committee.

12 comments :

parvas24 said...

Gr8

Anonymous said...

Shiv,

Does this mean we get to know on the day itself of who is L-1 or is there a vetting/verification process by the MOD which should typically last a couple of weeks at least.

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo!

Anonymous said...

Gr8 news

Anonymous said...

news is eurofighter has officially won the competition. dont ask me how i know ;)

Anonymous said...

4th November it's OK. But which year ? 2014?

Anonymous said...

What happens if they are all very expensive and too costly to operate over their entire life cycle?
Do we reopen the bids?
Do they actually share the technology so that we do not have any more obligations if we want to build the aircrafts after the 126 planes?
The way the fighter planes are failing, we got to be very careful about the technology and servicing by our own personnel.

Rahul Devnath said...

Finale of the great India MMRCA race. Way to go!

Anonymous said...

If they get their way, I wouldn't be surprised if the EuroFighter is re-named "Indo-Fighter." None-the-less, this is truly a momentous occasion for the nation. Go-India, Go-IAF.

Anonymous said...

what happened to the "mid-October" date............or "within 10 days" as stated by IAF Chief on AirForce Day ????

And, is AKA not in Japan on that day ??????

And, how long before the L1 is announced ?? And, the deal negotiated and finally contracted.....

Anonymous said...

waiting for some more delays.

parvas24 said...

Hi Shiv
Why so much delay infinalizing the winner of MMRCA .... does the GOVT expect kickbacks?

Why the delay in acquiring all the 126 aircraft ? By the time the IAF has inducted all of them F35 would be in full production ... airwarfare would be on the next gen aircraft ..

MMRCA are medium multirole aircraft .. the cost of each fighter would exceed SU30MKI the heavy fighterjet.. so why not just purchase additional SU30MKI they would cost less than MMRCA and would do the job....

If the IAF want advanced avionics . we collaborae or purchase such equipment directly from Israel, SAAB or the EADS and integrate them with our Tejas2 jets ad our indegenious AMCA programe....it would save INDIA foreign currency purchase .. .. we have good aircraft engineers to design and manufacture the main airframe for fighter jets locally....
We would be acquiring the American jet engines so adding the combat avionics suite from Israel or SAAB foR or TEJAS2 should be good option as we can make our own spares ...