Boeing Offers Made In India F/A-18 Super Hornets With Total Technology Transfer To Clinch Indian Navy Contract
Boeing Offers Made In India F/A-18 Super Hornets With Total Technology Transfer To Clinch Indian Navy ContractA U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter approaches USS Carl Vinson.

To clinch the contract for India’s ambitious programme to procure a vast number of Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) for its Air Force and Navy, US aerospace major Boeing has, once again, offered to set up a production line of its F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters in the country if the company gets contracts , reports Financial Express.

Boeing is also offering a total transfer of technology (ToT) and is willing to tie up with state owed HAL and Mahindra Defence Systems.

Dan Gillian, a senior officer at Boeing said, “India-US relationship is uniquely positioned and we are working on setting up a new production facility for building the next generation aircraft in India. We have a robust ToT plan.” Boeing says, F/A-18 is ideal for Indian Navy’s planned acquisition of 57 multi-role carrier-borne fighters.

India, one of the largest arms importer, was designated a “Major Defence Partner” by the Trump administration in 2016.

Also in the race for the AMCA contract are - French Rafale of Dassault Aviation, MIG-29K of Russia, F-35B and F-35C of Lockheed Martin and Gripen of Saab.

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