Who decided to abandon the joint FGFA program with the Russian Federation. In India, looking for a scapegoat
Now, in the Indian media, it is increasingly possible to find publications that the Indian authorities made a very risky step, since in the end India’s Air Force may be left without generation 5 military aircraft at a time when the main geopolitical opponent already has them. Of china.
In the edition The Economic Times An article has been published which says that, at first glance, India, having quit the project, saved billions of dollars. Named the total amount in the project FGFA, implying cooperation. This is $ 9 billion. However, it is immediately said that a costly deal with Russia would ultimately put India at a level comparable to the presence of new fighters with China and even the United States. Moreover, by participating in the project, India would automatically gain access to new technologies implemented during the project. Who was declared responsible for refusing to cooperate with Russia? This is DRDO - the Indian Defense Research Organization, whose leadership, as stated, claimed to have “all the tools and capabilities to develop new technologies” (for an aircraft of the 5 generation project).
The submission says that by refusing to cooperate, India has already lost 295 million dollars invested in the development of the project, and now it will definitely not receive the 4 prototype (it was provided for by the contract) by the 2020 year.
It was noted that all India was going to contract at the level of a joint assembly of at least 127 of such aircraft.
Now there is no contract, there is no clear understanding of what work needs to be done to get 5-generation airplanes, plus the technology for their production. It remains to "save money", and wait for the Su-57 aircraft to bring Russia to mind - and then enter the project again. But only who said that Russia in this case will transfer technology to India, especially given the fact that the Indian DRDO said it has its own capabilities to create technologies? .. Such an expectation is a blow to the development of the Indian Air Force. This is most actively discussed in the Indian expert environment.
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