Last week Ministry of Defence has requested information on single engine jet fighters. The request for information was promptly acknowledged by the American manufacturer Lockheed Martin. India took this step post signing of double engine jets Rafale.
There are three primary manufacturers of single engine jet fighters. America’s Lockheed Martin, America’s popular domestic plane manufacturer Boeing, and Sweedish Saab. According to CNBC-TV 18 Lockheed Martin is coming to India to meet senior official from Defense Ministry and Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar at the PM’s office.
If this deal goes through Lockheed is planning to have a manufacturing unit in India and they would export F-16’s from here. But similar promises are also going to be given by the other two manufacturers. Read more Business News.