Frequent question: Which fighter jet India will buy in future?

The procurement of 56 C-295 from Airbus with participation of an Indian production agency for the manufacture of 40 aircraft (out of total 56) in India is at financial approval stage and the contract is likely to be signed in the near future, the defence ministry said in its year-end review.

Which fighter jets India will buy?

The top contenders for the deal include Lockheed Martin’s F-21, Boeing’s F/A-18, Dassault Aviation’s Rafale, the Eurofighter Typhoon, Russian aircraft MiG 35 and Saab’s Gripen.

Is India going to buy more fighter jets?

The Indian Air Force (IAF) would procure 350 more aircraft over the next two decades, including a fleet of Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA), said IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, on Wednesday. All efforts, he added, would be made to procure combat aircraft from indigenous sources.

Is India buying 114 fighters?

The air force will not be able to achieve the sanctioned strength of 42 fighter squadrons in the next decade but is planning to go ahead with the acquisition of indigenous fifth generation fighters as well as 114 foreign designed, Indian built jets to boost numbers, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari has said.

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Is India buying SU 35?

India. India has been reluctant to order the Sukhoi/HAL FGFA due to high cost, and it has been reported that India and Russia are studying an upgrade to the Su-35 with stealth technology (similar to the F-15 Silent Eagle) as a more affordable alternative to the FGFA (Su-57).

Can India buy f22 Raptor?

The state-of-the-art fighter production in India will be exclusive, that has never before been presented by any other manufacturer, said the company.

Is India going to buy F 21?

NEW DELHI : US aerospace company Lockheed Martin Corp. is open to setting up a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility in India for F-21 to further sweeten its bid for the 114 fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF), its representatives said on Wednesday.

How many Rafale will India buy?

The first batch of five Rafale jets arrived in India on July 29, 2020, nearly four years after India signed an inter-governmental agreement with France to procure 36 aircraft at a cost of ₹ 59,000 crore.

Is JF 17 better than Tejas?

Compared to JF-17, Tejas has a combat edge with its more potent engine, radar system, and electronic warfare suite, and not to forget the Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile capability according to IAF experts talking to the EurAsian Times.

Will IAF buy more Rafale?

Sources said that one thing is clear that the IAF is looking beyond just 36 additional Rafale, which will take it up to four squadrons of the aircraft. But the IAF needs more numbers to beef up its squadron strength, since the last time the force had 42 squadrons was in 2002.

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Is India going to buy more Rafale?

In a capability boost for the Indian Air Force (IAF), three more Rafale aircraft are expected to arrive from France later today. In a further boost to its fleet of fighter aircraft, the Indian Air Force is set to get three more Rafale fighter jets on Wednesday.

How many Tejas India have?

The first Tejas squadron became operational in 2016, as No. 45 Squadron IAF Flying Daggers was the first to have their MiG-21s replaced with the Tejas. The Tejas currently has three production models – Tejas Mark 1, Mark 1A and trainer variant.

HAL Tejas.

National origin India
Manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Is India buying new fighter jets from Russia?

Last year, India’s council for defense purchases approved the acquisition of 21 Russia’s MiG-29 fighters. The Russian federal service said in February that the Indian government also decided in favour of purchasing the aircraft. The international aerospace show is taking place in the Moscow Region from July 20-25.

Is Rafale better than SU 35?

1. Maneuverability of su 35 is better than rafale’s. An su-30mki can beat rafale any day let alone the su 35 .

Rafale vs SU-35.

Radar Thales RBE2-AA IRBIS-E
Radar overall rating excellent excellent
BVR Technology 85% 87%
BVR Def. Tech. 85% 85%

Does India have any stealth fighter?

The AMCA is currently the only fifth generation fighter under development in India, expected to get Ministry of Defence approval in 2022.


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Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft
Role Stealth multirole fighter
National origin India
Manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited