IAF to Induct 5th Generation Fighters in 2018

By admin • April 28th, 2010

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India defence online reports that India and Russia are making rapid progress in defence cooperation, due to India’s decision to introduce a fifth generation advanced jet into its air force with joint development. This project is likely to cause neighbouring nations, such as China, to take a re-look at their defence strategies and technological prowess.

The fifth generation fighters, which India and Russia will jointly produce, can outsmart sophisticated radars, take off from short airstrips and remain in the air longer than the current fighters with the Indian Air Force (IAF).

While India and Russia have signed the deal for the advanced jet, the companies who will produce it have not inked the deal. The project with detailed contracts will be finalised within this year. The production of the advanced jet fighter is a 50-50 joint venture between Russia and India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

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