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Lockheed Martin: F-35 will not be assembled in India, but will be assembled by other American aircraft

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The Indian press published materials this week that the American company Lockheed Martin is supposed to set up a production line in India for creating the latest F-35 fighter jets. These materials were printed in several Indian media at once, which caused a great deal of informational hype and led to the situation having to be commented on by the management of Lockheed Martin.


Lockheed Martin: F-35 will not be assembled in India, but will be assembled by other American aircraft


Michael Friedman, representing Lockheed Martin, said that rumors about creating an F-35 production line in India are “greatly exaggerated." His statement leads the portal Defense News:
The article, which refers to the transfer of production to India is incorrectly stated. It is wrong in its essence. It was not about the production of F-35, but about the possibility of producing F-16.


Information that a production line F-35 will be opened in India is also refuted by representatives of the Indian authorities.

At the same time, it is possible that in the end India will buy several American F-35 fighter jets, as has already been done by several states of the world, including South Korea, Israel, Norway, etc.

As for the F-16, it is the management of Lockheed Martin who came up with a proposal to create production facilities for the assembly of these aircraft in India, if in New Delhi they are ready to provide guarantees for the purchase of a large batch of these aircraft. In particular, it is known that Tata Advanced Systems Limited will probably build F-16 in India. Also the assembly of the aircraft Gripen E India offers Swedish Saab.
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  1. NEXUS
    NEXUS 25 January 2018 13: 06
    10
    Hindus want to produce everything at home and our Triumphs and mattresses F-35 ... the policy is right, only who will give them .. at the same time, they somehow can’t develop their own Russian so that it is competitive and effective. But maybe in the production of mattress fighters and ours, you look at some kind of little animal-hybrid of ours and the American and give birth.
    1. newcomer
      newcomer 25 January 2018 13: 10
      +4
      yes assembly, not really. screwdrivers of the wrong system, you see.
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 25 January 2018 13: 12
        +6
        Quote: newbie
        yes assembly, not really. screwdrivers of the wrong system, you see.

        It's just that our and mattress fighters do not dance.
        1. IL-18
          IL-18 25 January 2018 18: 05
          +4
          They will dance. It’s not necessary to fly.
      2. Graz
        Graz 26 January 2018 05: 06
        0
        Yes, they can’t really assemble the T-90 tanks from the kits, it’s a matter of stinging that we drive them bullshit, but our hands are growing from one place, so we couldn’t do our arjuna, even the Turks did them with obt
    2. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 25 January 2018 13: 49
      +1
      Quote: NEXUS
      , they somehow can’t develop their own domestic, so that it is competitive and effective.

      Do you remember Andryukha-Kapitsa? are studying ...
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 25 January 2018 13: 55
        +3
        Quote: Andrey Yurievich
        Do you remember Andryukha-Kapitsa?

        The smartest man was ... we would now have about a dozen Kapits, and as many Sakharovs as I would see where the United States was.
        1. Berber
          Berber 25 January 2018 14: 06
          0
          We have no problems with this. There is no tough economic will oriented toward one’s own country and citizens. "But the Russian land will not become scarce with talents." Therefore, I am not quoting my words.
  2. afrikanez
    afrikanez 25 January 2018 13: 07
    +2
    But what about India other planes except the F-35, do they have a Su-30? lol
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 25 January 2018 13: 26
      +1
      They need a massive light aircraft. If the F-16, in a modern configuration, agree quickly - there will be great Indian success. hi
      1. ul_vitalii
        ul_vitalii 25 January 2018 13: 37
        +7
        They themselves do not know what they need. They want to embrace the incomprehensible.
      2. Dreamboat
        Dreamboat 25 January 2018 14: 29
        +1
        They wanted the F-35, and they’ll be sold the Cesna assembly line.
        Even the F-16 is already obsolete and has exhausted its potential for modernization, and for now it will purchase and assemble a line, start production (at least with some localization), YEARS will pass. The main geopolitical rival of India - China, adopted the first models of fifth generation fighters ...
        So the deal is o-very profitable ... but not India. lol
        1. Alf
          Alf 25 January 2018 21: 31
          +1
          Quote: Dreamboat
          YEARS will pass.

          India is a country with a three-thousand-year history that they are some 5-10-15 years old.
        2. Alex777
          Alex777 25 January 2018 22: 01
          +2
          F-16 is already obsolete and has exhausted its potential for modernization.

          I apologize, of course, but you wrote complete nonsense about the F-16.
          The aircraft’s potential is such that the Amerian generals seriously regret it. that instead of modernizing the F-16, they engaged in invisibility. They operate on such concepts as the number of sorties per day, the cost of an hour of flight, the ability to maneuver combat (with the right engine, they still have no equal), etc. hi
  3. rruvim
    rruvim 25 January 2018 13: 09
    +4
    It seems to me that the whole story with the F-35, some kind of international scam. F-22 p-dos were not sold to anyone. And on the F-35 they sell not only products, but also the technology "to the right" and "to the left."
    1. The Siberian barber
      The Siberian barber 25 January 2018 13: 33
      +1
      I don’t know much about this topic, but judging by the information constantly covering this project, I got the strong impression that the F35 is a business project similar to Apple, Google, etc. Only working in the military-industrial complex. Adm.resurs higher, only)), respectively, the possibility ..
      And yet .. India, "smoothly turning" to the United States .. We are slowly losing this market .. Reasons?
      Whether, the presence of India, in the ranks of the British Commonwealth, we were “smarter” - we don’t give the requested technologies .. I would like to read, indeed, specialists related to this topic.
      1. rruvim
        rruvim 25 January 2018 13: 51
        0
        Indian Prime Minister in Davos said:
        "Down with protectionism! Long live globalization!"
        The higher castes of India decided to follow the path of globalization, so they are not able to create something national. Even cloning, according to Chinese principles, they will not succeed. Therefore, the entire "mishmash" of technology and specialists in their army. Yes ! The population is growing closer to the Chinese in growth.
        1. faiver
          faiver 25 January 2018 19: 10
          0
          in terms of population - who would count them ...
          1. rruvim
            rruvim 25 January 2018 19: 17
            0
            Various international organizations consider. For example, the Soros Foundation. The Indian authorities themselves will not count, the untouchable caste does not even have a passport.
      2. NEOZ
        NEOZ 25 January 2018 13: 57
        +5
        I am an expert at the couch level (beginner).
        F35 fifth generation aircraft is intended to replace F5 in the United States and its allies + sale to other countries with which there is no contradiction.
        the reason for the loss of the Indian market in the strategic partnership of the Russian Federation and the PRC (the Russian Federation falls into the increasing influence of the PRC). in connection with the insoluble contradictions between India and China, India is sailing to the "west" because the political leadership of India believes that in a crisis in relations, the Russian Federation will choose the side of the PRC.
        nobody gives key technologies to anyone. or it gives only a part of the technologies with which it is impossible to make a product (for example: to make a modern fighter by 95%, and to buy 5% of components).
        My personal opinion is based on VO articles.
        1. rruvim
          rruvim 25 January 2018 14: 32
          0
          And where are the "unsolvable contradictions"? Only on the issue of Pakistan, where Chinese influence is almost absolute. There are almost no contradictions between India and China, except for minor border conflicts and territories. Another thing is that two world powers (then there was also the USSR) used this to the “fullest extent”. So the whole State was formed - Bangladesh. And the fact that the Indians purchase different weapons from different countries is a common occurrence for the Kstari warrior caste. Another toy: either the SU-30, the F-35, the Chakra nuclear submarine, or Scorpen ... etc They even season something not with “curry”, but with ready-made Israeli technologies.
          1. NEOZ
            NEOZ 25 January 2018 16: 04
            +1
            drive in the search engine on this site "India China", the site will produce more than enough articles about the confrontation between India and China.
            one of the last:
            https://topwar.ru/134427-zachem-podnebesnaya-rass
            hiryaet-svoe-voennoe-prisutstvie-po-vsemu-miru.ht
            ml
            1. rruvim
              rruvim 25 January 2018 16: 20
              0
              I won’t even read. All this confrontation was invented by the Anglo-Zionists. And our academic Oriental studies and Political science repeats all this, like a monkey.
        2. Dreamboat
          Dreamboat 25 January 2018 14: 41
          0
          At the same time, they wrote the same thing hi Just do not agree that they will give 95% of the technology. I think much less.
          + money for a very expensive and not very successful project must be returned!
        3. Graz
          Graz 26 January 2018 05: 12
          0
          India has the doctrine of openness to all countries, so as not to become dependent on 1, 2x, so they buy weapons from everyone in a row, we answer the same to them, that is, we have partners in China and Pakistan as their good rivals, and that’s absolutely right decision
      3. Dreamboat
        Dreamboat 25 January 2018 14: 38
        +1
        India is being prepared for a war with China (in order to unleash the potential of both giants), our policy is more focused on China. In India, US protectionism is expanding.
        And about the F-35, so unlike the F-22, this is not a fighter of gaining dominance in the air, but an analogue of the F-16, the fighter is a bomber. Its only advantage is its low visibility for old air defense systems. But either the new American air defense can see it perfectly, or some kind of friend-or-foe system with recognition is sewn in, but the Americans themselves are not afraid of their F-35 ....
      4. Alex777
        Alex777 25 January 2018 22: 06
        0
        F35 is a business project similar to Apple, Google, etc.

        The Israelis finished off the F-35 (as they say). And it seems like in order for this software to get Trump, the capital of Jerusalem recognized. A week or two ago they were discussing here ... hi
    2. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii 25 January 2018 13: 41
      +7
      Yeah, like in the “Rospechat” stalls, Komsomolskaya’s apps with models for assembly.
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  5. Skay
    Skay 25 January 2018 13: 12
    +2
    It is necessary to invite the Indians of our specialists on a tour of F35. Then maybe they will get a discount on S-400.
    1. Hagalaz
      Hagalaz 25 January 2018 13: 19
      0
      I don’t think that fu35 has something interesting for our specialists there.
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 25 January 2018 13: 52
        0
        Quote: Hagalaz
        I don’t think that fu35 has something interesting for our specialists there.

        MiG 41 documentation I think and we have it.
        1. Shahno
          Shahno 25 January 2018 19: 26
          0
          Do not think this is bad ... Materials, avionics, ACS, elemental base ... Engines.
    2. omit
      omit 25 January 2018 13: 24
      0
      Skay
      It is necessary to invite the Indians of our specialists on a tour of F35.
      And what, in your states spies ended? wassat
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 25 January 2018 14: 04
        +4
        That’s over. For industrial espionage
        need to spend big money - bribe foreign
        specialists. But there is no money.
        Formerly foreign communists (and their sympathizers)
        they themselves were eager to convey military secrets to the USSR. And money
        no investment required. Just keep the liaisons there.
        But these times are gone.

        Chinese hackers managed to steal some of the F-35 documentation.
        And that helped them with their 5th generation.
        China is investing huge resources and money in industrial espionage.
        Not without reason, the staff of the Chinese Embassy in Israel - in 4th place
        in the world by the number of people. This is in an 8 millionth country!
        1. IL-18
          IL-18 25 January 2018 18: 12
          +1
          Thank! You reassured me, our scouts no longer come across.
    3. Alexey-74
      Alexey-74 25 January 2018 13: 26
      0
      But this is absolutely true ..... although I think our scouts have long had all the F-35 schemes that were transferred to our design bureaus for a detailed study ............
  6. Egorovich
    Egorovich 25 January 2018 13: 19
    +3
    Dreams Dreams! Indians want, but who will give them? With this dream you will not fly far. More than from Russia they will not receive from anyone, dreamers.
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 25 January 2018 13: 24
    +2
    That's right - the "natives" beads !!! and faithful slave ... partners guns and muskets !!!
    Dipped the "natives" there. where is their place .... "chosen" well done !!!
  8. tosha.chuhontzev
    tosha.chuhontzev 25 January 2018 13: 30
    0
    But who would have thought that it will be so! Okay, fresh message from Syria: the YPG Kurdish militia bulletin says: “203 Turkish soldiers and pro-Turkish militants, including four group commanders, were killed.” Kurdish militias estimated their losses in the last day at three people. In addition, as a result of the bombing, six civilians were killed and 16 were injured.
    1. rruvim
      rruvim 25 January 2018 19: 19
      0
      YPG believe, do not respect yourself. sad
      1. tosha.chuhontzev
        tosha.chuhontzev 25 January 2018 19: 29
        0
        Hmm ... I do not play chamomile.
    2. Graz
      Graz 26 January 2018 05: 16
      0
      knowing this contingent there everything needs to be divided by at least 10
      1. tosha.chuhontzev
        tosha.chuhontzev 26 January 2018 14: 46
        0
        Nothing Kurds trump six stories.
  9. Non liberoid Russian
    Non liberoid Russian 25 January 2018 13: 39
    0
    taking into account their production culture, plus disorder in servicing according to the principle, it would even work out by 2, they would have broken in a month without even taking off ... although what’s there to break down, the simplest unit ... and then f-35

    won’t even the su-30s can’t assemble normally, they blame everyone and everything, but not those dancing themselves))))
  10. steelmaker
    steelmaker 25 January 2018 14: 00
    +1
    Another thing surprises me! Russia has never thrown India! They themselves are in conflict. We have a saying - They don’t look for good from good!
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 25 January 2018 14: 12
      +4
      Russia, indeed, did not throw India. But Russia is very bad
      service of military products. Huge bureaucracy dragging on repairs
      and supply of spare parts. Therefore, more than half of Indian Dryers
      stand on the ground without engines stuck in repairs in Russia
      and without details that got stuck in correspondence with officials.
      For comparison, if Israel urgently needs a spare part for the F-15, then send
      mail to the manufacturer, and tomorrow they will either ship it in an ordinary airplane, or special
      a US carrier will land at a military airfield in Israel.
      1. rruvim
        rruvim 25 January 2018 14: 45
        +2
        It is not true! Back in 2016, Technodinamika Holding opened a FULL service center for servicing aircraft in India: not only airplanes, but also helicopters. This also shows the number of airplanes departing with spare parts from the Chkalovsky airfield and undergoing export customs procedures there. Pretty quickly everything is delivered.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 25 January 2018 14: 52
          +1
          | In 2016. Recently. May be. Then my info is out of date.
          In good time. drinks
          1. rruvim
            rruvim 25 January 2018 14: 57
            0
            Well, time flies fast drinks Especially when the ruling caste in India hesitates, processing bribes received from producers ... yes
  11. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 25 January 2018 14: 57
    0
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Russia, indeed, did not throw India. But Russia is very bad
    service of military products. Huge bureaucracy dragging on repairs
    and supply of spare parts. Therefore, more than half of Indian Dryers
    stand on the ground without engines stuck in repairs in Russia
    and without details that got stuck in correspondence with officials.
    For comparison, if Israel urgently needs a spare part for the F-15, then send
    mail to the manufacturer, and tomorrow they will either ship it in an ordinary airplane, or special
    a US carrier will land at a military airfield in Israel.

    So it is Indian managers who want to receive everything quickly and free of charge, and so the correspondence lasts for months - no need to compare Industry with Israel. What "cheap" contracts Indians conclude with the Russian Federation, they have such a service. A free cheese only in a mousetrap. The F-16 service, which the FSA will buy for themselves instead of the new F-35s, which speaks for itself about the quality of the F-35 (why they drive it to everyone), its operation and maintenance will fly the Indians into such a penny that they have more than once They’ll think about buying, and they’ll torture their partner with their Wishlist.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 25 January 2018 17: 29
      0
      Indians have a state defense strategy - they must build it at home.
      They didn’t give them the F-35, so they took the "budget" F-16.
      1. faiver
        faiver 25 January 2018 19: 15
        0
        that's just to collect still not very good at them hi
  12. APASUS
    APASUS 25 January 2018 20: 39
    0
    The Indians broke off the Indians! I don’t think that they want to transfer their technology, and even less to the Indians. The high self-esteem of comrades from India