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F414 engines for Tejas - C17 deal signed.

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  1. tariqkhan18

    tariqkhan18 Major Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    India, US finalise $5-bn defence pacts

    India and the US have reached agreements on two lucrative defence deals worth nearly $5 billion that will give employment to nearly 26,500 people in job-starved America. According to a White House statement on Saturday, US' Boeing Company and the Indian Air Force have reached a preliminary agreement on the purchase of 10 C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft and are now in the process of finalizing the details of the sale.

    The statement came hours after US President Barack Obama arrived in India for a four-day visit during which the two countries are expected to finalise many trade pacts.

    The statement said once all the heavy transport aircraft have been delivered, the IAF will be the owner and operator of the largest fleet of C-17s outside of the US.

    "Each C-17 supports 650 suppliers across 44 US states and that this order will support Boeing's C-17 production facility in Long Beach, California, for an entire year. This transaction is valued at approximately $4.1 billion, all of which is US export content, supporting an estimated 22,160 jobs," the statement said.

    India has also declared the lowest bidder and selected the US-based General Electric Company for a contract to provide the Indian Aeronautical Development Agency with 107 F414 engines to be installed on the indigeniously produced Tejas light combat aircraft.

    "Upon finalizing the contract, General Electric will be positioned to export almost one billion dollars in high technology aerospace products. This transaction is tentatively valued at approximately $822 million, all of which is US export content, supporting an estimated 4,440 jobs," the statement said.

    India, US finalise $5-bn defence pacts - Hindustan Times
     
  2. tariqkhan18

    tariqkhan18 Major Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    I think this will confirm that at least 107 Tejas fighter aircrafts will be inducted in the IAF. :bunny:
     
  3. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Actually no. Each aircraft requires 2 engines in its lifetime. And I guess 7 would be engines used for testing and training. So I think its 50 Tejas Mk II
     
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    Hashu Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    none, 48 Mk1 with f-404 engines and 107 Mk2 with F-414, tht's 155 tejas! :)
     
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    Hashu Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    i disagree, the engines are for each aircraft! each engine can run for 20 years, by then a RFI will be given out better engines as update!
     
  6. Dilemma

    Dilemma Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    For some reason, no matter how good the C-17s are, $400 million/plane is just not worth it even after considering that India is not getting the same communication and GPS equipment standard for US forces.
     
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    siegecrossbow 2nd Lieutant ELITE MEMBER

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    Wow F-414 good engine!
     
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  8. Guynextdoor

    Guynextdoor BANNED BANNED

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    It will anyways be 100+ in all forms. Let's say around 40 LCA Mk1, 40 NLCA, 20 Trainers. That still takes the whole program to 100 around even without Mk 2.
     
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    Howz the WS 13 doing now?
     
  10. Leonidas

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    plus, the ones to be fitted with Kaveri..
     
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