to acquire stealth and other state-of-the-art technologies through FGFA programme
19 November 2007
Force will induct stealth technology and super manoeuvrability in its fighter
aircraft through the proposed fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) project,
to be jointly developed with Russia, defence minister, AK Antony told the Lok
said the new generation fighters would be equipped with super cruise capabilities,
missiles, 'smart' weapons and also would be network-centric warfare platforms.
In a written reply
to a question in the Lok Sabha, the minister said officials from Hindustan Aeronautics,
IAF and the Russian Sukhoi design bureau would meet to prepare a detailed project
report on the new fighters.
also said at a meeting that the delivery schedule, cost of development and cost
sharing would also be worked out.
Delhi was seeking to enhance its air power capability through the development
of such aircraft, he added.
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