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India keen to buy fighter jets for INS Vishal (IAC-2), issues Letter of Interest

India’s Ministry of Defence had issued a letter of interest to four countries to send in a proposal for the supply of fighter jets for India’s second indigenously built aircraft carrier, INS Vishal, which will carry more than 50 aircrafts. Russian based MiG Aircraft Corporation, US’s Lockheed Martin, France’s DCNS and the UK’s BAE Systems are the companies to have received the Letter of Interest from the Indian Government. Also, most likely the planned new aircraft carrier will be the first in India to field a CATOBAR (Catapult Launched but Arrest Landing) aircraft launch system and EMALS (electromagnetic aircraft launch systems) which will allow jets to launch off a flat deck at a faster rate and with less fatigue to the aircraft.

Source:http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/world/russian-firm-keen-to-supply-fighter-jets-for-ins-vishal/article8140917.ece

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