Lockheed Martin pitches for India order with new fighter

Eyeing an Indian order, US aerospace major Lockheed Martin on Wednesday showcased its F-21 multirole fighter that it says is configured for the IAF.

“Our F-21 addresses the IAF’s requirements and integrates India into the world’s fighter aircraft ecosystem,” a Lockheed Martin spokesperson told IANS on the margins of the Aero India expo at the Yelahanka air base.

The spokesperson, however, clarified that India was yet to float a request for information or proposal for the new aircraft.

“The F-21 is different, inside and out. It highlights our commitment to deliver an advanced, scalable fighter for IAF,” Lockheed Martin’s Vice President for business and strategy development Vivek Lall said in a statement.

If Lockheed Martin gets the order, it says it will make the fighter in India with Tata Advanced Systems of the Tata Group.

Lockheed Martin pitches for India order with new fighter


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