F-21 will give India ‘significant edge’ with greater standoff capability: Lockheed


The F-21 multi-role fighter jet will give India a “significant edge” with greater standoff capability, American defence giant Lockheed Martin has said and claimed that producing it locally will also strengthen the country’s integration into the world-wide network of advanced fighter aircraft technology.

Lockheed Martin during the Aero India show in Bengaluru in February unveiled the F-21 multi-role fighter jet for India, to be produced locally.  The Maryland-based company, which had earlier offered its F-16 fighter jets to India, said the F-21 addresses the IAF’s unique requirements and integrates India into the world’s largest fighter aircraft ecosystem.

Lockheed Martin and Tata Advanced Systems would produce the F-21 in India.  Vivek Lall, vice president for strategy and business development, Lockheed, said, “While it is inappropriate for us to compare specific capabilities Read More

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