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India considering proposals to manufacture fighter jets under ‘Make in India’

Lockheed Martin has proposed to manufacture F-16 fighter jets under the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The F-16 jets have been offered for local production both to meet Indian requirements and as well as for exports. Another US manufacturer Boeing has also shown keen interest in building F/A 18 Super Hornet fighters under the ‘Make in India’ plan. Besides the F/A 18 Super Hornet and the F-16, there are two more proposals to make fighter jets in India. One offer is from Sweden’s SAAB to transfer the Gripen fighter line to India. Another is a proposal by Airbus to create a ‘Euro fighter City’ in India that would produce its Eurofighter jet and generate thousands of jobs.

Source:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/make-in-india-boost-lockheed-martin-ready-to-manufacture-f-16-jets-in-india/articleshow/51037000.cms

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