MMRCA

  • UK keen to offer Eurofighter to India February 13, 2014

    Singapore: A UK trade body has said that it still sees the potential of supplying Eurofighter to India, which has postponed till the next fiscal its plan to buy 126 fighter planes from France's Dassault Aviation. "We are very keen, should the opportunity arise, to offer India a cost effective solution,"...
  • Russia hints India could refloat MMRCA tender August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: A senior Russian official has hinted that India could cancel the results of the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) tender and refloat it. A report in the The Hindu newspaper quoted Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Vyacheslav Dzirkaln as saying that India and France had failed to reach agreement on...
  • First squadron of MMRCA to join IAF within 3-4 yrs March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The first squadron of Medium-Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) consisting of 18 aircraft is expected to be inducted into the IAF within three to four years of signing of the contract with its supplier. In reply to a question on delivery of MMRCA, Defence Minister AK Antony told Lok...
  • 'Def Ministry spent 70 pc modernisation funds' February 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Union Budget, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said his ministry has spent over 70 per cent of the modernisation funds allocated to it for the current fiscal. The Defence Ministry has been sanctioned Rs 69,199 crore for capital expenditure outlay for finalising acquisition of major...
  • India to wrap up MMRCA deal in four weeks: IAF November 19, 2011

    Bangalore: IAF will make public in four weeks the winner of India's biggest-ever Rs 42,000 crore military contract to acquire 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA), Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne said in Bangalore. "We are calculating very hard. There is a lot of work going on. I expect (in) another...
  • Decision on $ 10 bn MMRCA deal today October 7, 2011

    New Delhi: The Defence Acquisition Council will decide on Friday which company will be given India's over $10 billion Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) deal. The race to supply for 126 fighter jets is between two European offerings - the French Rafale and the Eurofighter Typhoon, manufactured by a European...
  • Hillary may push for F-35 fighter aircraft deal July 19, 2011

    New Delhi: New Delhi seems to be bending backwards to explain why two iconic US Fighter aircraft have been left out of the Multi-Role Combat Aircraft Competition to supply fighter jets to India. However, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to push for the fifth generation F-35 on...
  • US may re-enter MMRCA race, offer F-35 to IAF June 21, 2011

    New Delhi: US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin may re-enter the Indian Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) race. The powerful Senate Armed Services Committee of the US is pushing the Defense Department to offer India the high-tech F-35 stealth fighter aircraft, the world’s only fifth generation multi-role fighter, built by Lockheed...
  • India, Germany to hold inter-govt consultations May 31, 2011

    New Delhi: India and Germany will hold their first inter-governmental consultations at the cabinet-level on Tuesday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be in New Delhi for a day. Her main focus would be to make a strong push for the Eurofighter. Germany and France are both eyeing that coveted deal with...
  • Americans out of the MMRCA fighter deal April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The high flying American campaign to win the ten billion dollar Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) tender has crashed. The Defence Ministry confirmed that Lockheed Martin's F-16 and the Boeing Super Hornet were out of the race to supply and co produce as many as 200 fighters for...
  • US, Russia out of IAF MMRCA fighter deal April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The race for the multi-billion dollar contract for 126 combat aircraft for the Indian Air Force has entered the final phase. Defence Ministry sources have told CNN-IBN that the Eurofighter consortium and the French Dassault Aviation which makes Rafale aircraft are in the fray while the other the...
  • IAF set to seal $ 10 bn combat aircraft deal April 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The Eurofighter Typhoon is in combat for the first time over Libya and the Indian Air Force is watching with deep interest. The aircraft is one of six competing for the medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) tender. And recent reports give the Eurofighter and the French Rafale the...
  • MMRCA fighter buzz: US, EU step up heat October 24, 2010

    India's choice of a medium fighter for the Air Force won't happen until next year. ...