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    Sukhoi/HAL FGFA: News

    Post  Vann7 on Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:14 am

    Austin wrote:Indo-Russia fifth generation fighter aircraft will be completely new, not linked to Sukhoi T 50: Russia

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/57185821.cms

    Rostec has said that it is worrying that faster progress has not been made by the Indian side to finalise the project.

    "We have raised the matter at the highest level and had discussions at Aero India as well. What is worrying is that we are not yet taking the program ahead," Viktor N Kladov, Direct, International Cooperation, Rostec said, adding that he was hopeful that progress will be made this year to sign on the dotted line.

    Russia is keen to differentiate the Indian project with its ongoing T 50 fighter jet program. "The Indian FGFA is not a copy cat of the T 50, it will be a new aircraft that will also have some technologies from the T 50. If India had wanted the T 50, we would not be working on a new aircraft (FGFA) program," Kladov said.

    Answering a query by ET on whether the Russian side would be willing to work on integrating a western engine to the fifth generation aircraft (Russia has been facing delays due to this), the executive said that such an approach would not be practical due to the history of sanctions by western powers. "Even in our plans to develop a new commercial aircraft to take on Boeing and Airbus, we are insisting on our own engine due to the past sanctions. In a military project these concerns are even more


    This is no sense. The Indian FGFA program , is nothing more than a 2 seat version of Pak-Fa with modifications on its avionics and other small things. In fact it was stated ,by Indian Engineers, that the major problem that India had with Pak-fa ,is that Russia does not wants to give India the blue prints of everything and that they felt ,they were only buying something and that Russia was not aiding India into designing their own stealth plane. With the money India is spending in FGFA , you cannot ask for a brand new stealth plane from zero. So the "completely new" plane is bullshit.
    Perhaps he says that for Public relations only. But is not true.  India is NOT designing FGFA in any way. They not even could design a 4th generation plane on their own , and to think they will now build a 5th generation stealth plane is nonsense. And neither Russia will do a brand new plane for just  ~500 millions dollars that India already gave Russia.
    That is pennies. you cannot design a new stealth plane with so little . So in short FGFA will be just a 2 seat version of Pak-fa that will neither be better or worse.. will be equal in performance but will be customized in a different way. The thing India can do to the project it is on its Avionics if they wanted fancy lights. but even here India will have major problem , because all the electronics in Pak-fa and FGFA will have to be very strong and resistant to Counter electronics and Jamming ,and heavy use on Photonics technology that India have no Experience at all.  
    So It will be a major Risk for Russia to starting from zero ,a new plane that Russia Dont need ,and India is not paying enough for it. thats non sense.  Russia will just use Pak-fa as Reference ,add two seats cabin and modify it here and there according to India preferences. and thats it.   If FGFA is a new plane now,.. developed by Russia , then i have not seen any new multibillionaire deal anywhere , with India giving many Billions $$ to finance the research of a new stealth plane.  Using Pak-fa design ,and modifying from it , will significantly reduce development time.  Starting a new stealth plane from zero , will mean India will NOT have a stealth plane in at least 2030.  Because it took Russia more than 10 years of research and testing for its Pak-fa plane. First prototype of pak-fa flew in 2010..and we are in 2017 and still not in service. So if Russia start a new plane now .. with a bit of luck , many billions dollars later ,it will take at least 10 years for India from ordering it , to get them fully tested and in service in their airforce.  So far the claims of FGFA being a new plane ,totally contradict every news in the last years of India and Russia disagreement with the project. India wants to give just a some money for the project and in change wants to learn how to build stealth planes on its own ,so it no longer needs to buy them from Russia. I don't think Russians will be so fools to agree with such bad deal. .Americans does not sell their F-22 not even to allies. 
    and they are having a hardtime just to give India all the how's to build their latest modifications of F-16s. which India was interested to have too. India wants to know everything , how others build their planes ,submarines and warships and get it for nearly free the blueprints and training. This is not very fair at all. But unethical .
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    Re: Sukhoi/HAL FGFA: News

    Post  Pinto on Tue May 02, 2017 10:11 am

    Can someone translate below article, it shows Indians being continuously on board since 2010 when Russia was developing this fighter, so there were some vested interests who were trying to derail this deal between India and Russia

    The contract file for the approval of FGFA is going to be with Indian DM in 2 weeks



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    India, Russia to ink deal on 5th-gen fighter design

    Post  Pinto on Sun May 07, 2017 1:36 pm



    May 7 (PTI) After years of delay, India and Russia are likely to soon ink a "milestone" pact to finalise the detailed design for the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) and move ahead with the multi-billion dollar co- development project.

    Government sources said almost all the ground work has been completed to finalise the deal for design of the jet as well as some other critical issues.

    "The contract for the detailed design would be signed soon and that will be a major milestone. It should be signed in the second half of the year," a top official involved in the negotiations with Russia on the project said.

    Asked whether India has linked the project to full-scale transfer of technology, the official, who requested anonymity, said both the countries are co-developers and India will have equal rights over the the technology.

    "We are co-developers. There is nothing called technology transfer in this project. India has equal rights. We will have the wherewithal to continue production. We are equal partner in the project," he said.

    In the negotiations for the project, India had insisted that it must get all the required codes and access to critical technology so that it can upgrade the aircraft as per its requirements.

    In February last year, India and Russia had revived talks on the project after a clearance from then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

    Since then, a lot of issues related to work share, IPR and technology transfer among others have been sorted out between the two sides, along with the monetary commitments.

    http://www.ptinews.com/news/8680004_India--Russia-to-ink-deal-on-5th-gen-fighter-design.html
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    Re: Sukhoi/HAL FGFA: News

    Post  flamming_python on Sun May 07, 2017 4:39 pm

    Pinto wrote:

    May 7 (PTI) After years of delay, India and Russia are likely to soon ink a "milestone" pact to finalise the detailed design for the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) and move ahead with the multi-billion dollar co- development project.

    Government sources said almost all the ground work has been completed to finalise the deal for design of the jet as well as some other critical issues.

    "The contract for the detailed design would be signed soon and that will be a major milestone. It should be signed in the second half of the year," a top official involved in the negotiations with Russia on the project said.

    Asked whether India has linked the project to full-scale transfer of technology, the official, who requested anonymity, said both the countries are co-developers and India will have equal rights over the the technology.

    "We are co-developers. There is nothing called technology transfer in this project. India has equal rights. We will have the wherewithal to continue production. We are equal partner in the project," he said.

    In the negotiations for the project, India had insisted that it must get all the required codes and access to critical technology so that it can upgrade the aircraft as per its requirements.

    In February last year, India and Russia had revived talks on the project after a clearance from then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

    Since then, a lot of issues related to work share, IPR and technology transfer among others have been sorted out between the two sides, along with the monetary commitments.

    http://www.ptinews.com/news/8680004_India--Russia-to-ink-deal-on-5th-gen-fighter-design.html

    Excellent, economies of scale mean that the PAK-FA will be a lot more economical now; as the FGFA will probably have overwhelming commonality with it.
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    Re: Sukhoi/HAL FGFA: News

    Post  Pinto on Sun May 07, 2017 5:39 pm

    flamming_python wrote:
    Pinto wrote:

    May 7 (PTI) After years of delay, India and Russia are likely to soon ink a "milestone" pact to finalise the detailed design for the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) and move ahead with the multi-billion dollar co- development project.

    Government sources said almost all the ground work has been completed to finalise the deal for design of the jet as well as some other critical issues.

    "The contract for the detailed design would be signed soon and that will be a major milestone. It should be signed in the second half of the year," a top official involved in the negotiations with Russia on the project said.

    Asked whether India has linked the project to full-scale transfer of technology, the official, who requested anonymity, said both the countries are co-developers and India will have equal rights over the the technology.

    "We are co-developers. There is nothing called technology transfer in this project. India has equal rights. We will have the wherewithal to continue production. We are equal partner in the project," he said.

    In the negotiations for the project, India had insisted that it must get all the required codes and access to critical technology so that it can upgrade the aircraft as per its requirements.

    In February last year, India and Russia had revived talks on the project after a clearance from then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

    Since then, a lot of issues related to work share, IPR and technology transfer among others have been sorted out between the two sides, along with the monetary commitments.

    http://www.ptinews.com/news/8680004_India--Russia-to-ink-deal-on-5th-gen-fighter-design.html

    Excellent, economies of scale mean that the PAK-FA will be a lot more economical now; as the FGFA will probably have overwhelming commonality with it.


    yes except that it would be twin seater now it will be economically more viable for both countries, looks like this deal will be signed in either october when Indian DM visit Russia or in year end When PM Modi visit Russia for annual summit

    How much time will it take for fighters to see day of light in india after signing of the final deal ? may be first up few prototypes of Indian FGFA will be delivered

    I sincerely hope that this project is as successful as Brahmos joint venture Smile


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    Re: Sukhoi/HAL FGFA: News

    Post  Pinto on Sun May 07, 2017 5:45 pm

    All indian major news papers reporting this deal which is finally going to close successfully after years of ups and down


    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-russia-to-ink-deal-on-5th-generation-fighter-design/articleshow/58561386.cms?from=mdr


    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/india-russia-to-ink-deal-on-5th-gen-fighter-design/1/947859.html
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    Jaitley to visit Russia for talks on fifth-generation aircraft

    Post  Pinto on Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:52 pm

    India and Russia are expected to resolve their differences over the cost and work-share issues related to one of their most important defence projects, the co-development and production of the Sukhoi/HAL fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) during Defence Minister Arun Jaitley’s three-day visit to Russia from Wednesday.

    An official source in Moscow said Jaitley will co-chair the 17th meeting of the India-Russia Intergovernmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu on Friday.

    ‘’The meeting will review the entire range of military and military-technical cooperation issues between India and Russia within the framework of the special and privileged partnership between the two countries,’’ the source added.

    Jaitley would also co-chair the first meeting of the high level committee on science and technology between the two countries with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin during the visit. This is a newly established committee to discuss cooperation in high technologies.

    The meeting will be held on the sidelines of the ‘Technoprom’ exhibition in the city of Novosibirsk. He will also address the main plenary session of ‘Technoprom’, which is a major annual science, technology and innovation exhibition in Russia.

    The Defence Minister’s visit comes close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Russia early this month to participate in St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) and hold his annual summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Jaitley’s visit is being considered crucial as negotiations between the two countries over the FGFA have been stuck over a host of issues. Russia is said to be demanding an ‘unaffordable price’ as part of its share in the development of the fighter jet, given that the work-sharing agreement currently under discussions includes the transfer of sensitive Russian defence technology.

    India, the source said, was not in a position to pay the huge money being demanded by Russia. Also New Delhi believes that it is co-develop of the aircraft and there is nothing called technology transfer in the project.

    In 2007, India and Russia had inked an inter-governmental pact for the FGFA project. In December 2010, India had agreed to pay $295 million towards the preliminary design of the fighter, which is called in India as the 'Perspective Multi-role Fighter' (PMF).

    http://www.thestatesman.com/india/opposition-looks-set-for-contest-in-presidential-poll-1497977273.html
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    Indo-Russian Gen-5 fighter gets green light; $6 bn negotiated for joint R&D

    Post  Pinto on Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:34 am

    The decks are clear for the ministry of defence (MoD) to sanction the long-delayed Indo-Russian project to jointly develop a cutting-edge “Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft” (FGFA).Business Standard learns that an Experts Group, headed by Air Marshal (Retired) S Varthaman, has submitted a report on July 7, finding that the FGFA project would be beneficial to India.

    After MoD bureaucrats objected to the FGFA project on the grounds that it might duplicate, or hinder, the indigenous Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), former defence minister Manohar Parrikar set up the five-person Experts Committee to consider this question.

    After deliberating for six months, the Expert Committee has ruled there are no conflict lines between the FGFA and AMCA. In fact, the technological expertise that Indian engineers and designers would gain from working with Russian experts would feed positively into the AMCA project.

    Meanwhile, the Defence R&D Organisation, through its subordinate Aeronautical Development Agency, can continue designing the entirely indigenous AMCA – based on its experience in developing the Tejas light fighter.

    New Delhi and Moscow signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) a decade ago, in October 2007 for Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to partner Russia’s Sukhoi Design Bureau in developing and manufacturing the FGFA. Between 2010-23, HAL and Sukhoi spent $295 million each on a “Preliminary Design” phase.


    Now, the two sides are required to sign an “R&D Contract”, which the MoD told parliament on July 5, 2013, would “define the total scope; the work share and responsibilities of each side; and the financial implications of the programme.”

    Reliable sources tell Business Standard that India and Russia have negotiated a draft R&D Contract, which commits both sides to spending $6.1 billion on the project –$3.05 billion each.

    While India has dragged its heels for a decade since signing the IGA, Sukhoi Design Bureau has already designed the basic flying platform, named Perspektivny Aviatsionny Kompleks Frontovoy Aviatsii, or “Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation” (PAK-FA).

    At least six PAK-FA prototypes are already participating in flight-testing and flying displays, such as at the recent Paris Air Show. The draft R&D Contract commits Sukhoi to build the eighth, ninth and tenth prototypes for flight-testing in HAL, by Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots.

    That means that, if the R&D Contract is signed this year, IAF pilots could be testing FGFA prototypes in Indian skies by 2020.

    HAL chief, T Suvarna Raju, declined to comment on the Experts Group report, but told Business Standard that an early conclusion of the R&D Contract would allow HAL to play an important role in developing the PAK-FA flying platform into a combat effective FGFA for the IAF.

    “If we join now, we will still get a significant part of the work share, thanks to delays in the PAK-FA project. HAL would co-design the avionics, including navigation systems, radars and weapon aiming devices. This is the heart of the fighter’s combat ability”, says Raju.

    Delays in the PAK-FA’s development are attributable partly to hitches in designing a new, powerful engine that would let the fighter “super-cruise”, or travel at supersonic speeds on “dry thrust”, without engaging its fuel-guzzling afterburners. While engine-maker NPO Saturn has struggled to perfect a secretive new engine, dubbed the Izdeliye 30, the PAK-FA has been flying with the relatively underpowered AL-41FI engine – an uprated version of the Sukhoi-30MKI’s AL-31 engine.


    However, at the Paris Air Show in July, Russian designers have claimed that the PAK-FA’s new engine would be ready to fly by December.


    For the IAF, the FGFA project opens up the assured development of heavy fighters that will succeed the Sukhoi-30MKI, many of which have already completed 15-17 years in operational service. In the medium fighter category, the IAF would have two Rafale squadrons, possibly three if a follow up contract is signed for an extra squadron; and also three upgraded Mirage-2000 squadrons. In the light fighter category, there will be four squadrons of Tejas Mark 1A, and another light fighter for which procurement has been initiated. Amongst the contenders are the Swedish Saab Gripen E, and Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Block 70.


    The FGFA is equally crucial for HAL’s Nashik plant, which is now building the last 35 Sukhoi-30MKI fighters of the 272 fighters contracted by the IAF. At a build rate of 12 fighters per year, the Sukhoi-30MKI production line will be idle by 2020. It remains unclear how many FGFA units the IAF will eventually buy, but for HAL Nashik, a production order is essential.

    http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/indo-russian-gen-5-fighter-gets-green-light-6-bn-negotiated-for-joint-r-d-117073000429_1.html
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    India Clears the Path for Its 5th Generation Fighter

    Post  Pinto on Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:47 pm

    https://sputniknews.com/asia/201707311056036605-india-fifth-generation-fighter/
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    Re: Sukhoi/HAL FGFA: News

    Post  George1 on Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:09 pm

    India plans to purchase from Russia 108 fifth-generation FGFA fighters

    According to the resource "psk.blog.24heures.ch" in the publication "L'Inde prévoit d'acheter 108 Sukhoi T-50!", India has taken another step in the issue of buying a fifth-generation FGFA fighter. The internal commission of the Ministry of Defense of the country recommended the acquisition of a batch of T-50 / FGFA aircraft through joint production with Russia.



    The committee is headed by Marshal Aviation retired Simhakutty Varthaman. The committee analyzed the TTX of the aircraft and gave a positive opinion on its purchase. India plans to allocate $ 5 billion for joint development of the aircraft.

    According to a source in the Indian Air Force, India is preparing to place a firm order for 108 T-50 aircraft. However, India and Russia have not yet agreed on the division of work and transfer of technology, the Indian Defense Ministry is currently working on this with the Russian side. For their part, the country's Air Forces are working to finalize the requirements for the aircraft and the number of cars purchased.

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