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    JohninMK

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    Post  JohninMK on Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:30 pm

    Note the 'will' not 'may' in the announcement.

    There is nothing voluntary in this. It is an order from the boss. India will kowtow to the US, implemented via a technique known as an 'optimised' tender process so the sheeple don't notice, with rewards to those that mattered on their retirement. You know, $100k speeches etc.

    The F-16 Block 70 will be produced in India under a partnership with Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL), Lockheed Martin said in a press release on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The F-16 Block 70, the newest version of the fighter jet, will be produced in India under a partnership with Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL), Lockheed Martin said in a press release on Monday.

    "Lockheed Martin and Tata Advanced Systems Limited signed a landmark agreement affirming the companies’ intent to join hands to produce the F-16 Block 70 in India," the release stated.

    The release noted this "unprecedented" partnership will allow India to produce, operate and export the F-16 Block 70.

    The agreement builds on a previous agreement between Lockheed Martin and TASL, which successfully build airframe components for the C-130J airlifter and the S-92 helicopter, the release added.


    https://sputniknews.com/asia/201706191054769297-us-india-lockheed-f16/
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    Re: US-Indian defense ties

    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:47 pm

    Indian air force will be like Saudi Arabia's, if not worst. Indians can't come up with a decision ever. And when they do, it is a shit one. Like this F-16 deal would be. I will laugh my ass off if Pakistan F-16s ever end up fighting Indian F-16's.

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    Re: US-Indian defense ties

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:51 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:Indian air force will be like Saudi Arabia's, if not worst. Indians can't come up with a decision ever. And when they do, it is a shit one. Like this F-16 deal would be. I will laugh my ass off if Pakistan F-16s ever end up fighting Indian F-16's.
    First 100 US assembled, second 100 knock down kits from US local assemble, who knows when local production? Can't see US Gov exporting key defence technology away from US MIC.
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    Re: US-Indian defense ties

    Post  GarryB on Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:28 am

    And the US has the balls to deny us the ability to sell A-4 Skyhawks because the upgrades we applied to them contain technology used in the F-16...

    They are just assholes.


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    Post  JohninMK on Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:29 pm

    GarryB wrote:And the US has the balls to deny us the ability to sell A-4 Skyhawks because the upgrades we applied to them contain technology used in the F-16...

    They are just assholes.
    Just them showing who is the master and who the vassal. Again.

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    Re: US-Indian defense ties

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:03 pm

    F-16 technology transfer? Not on your life.



    US has denied transfer of critical technology and production of F-16 fighter jets under the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

    To a question on whether the US has agreed for transfer of sophisticated technology and production of F-16 jets under the ‘Make in India’ initiative, Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State for Defense said “no”. Bhamre was answering the question in the parliament Tuesday.

    The critical technologies in question are integrated systems for active electronically scanned array radar, electro-optical targeting pod, infrared search and track and radio frequency jammer. It may be recalled the US had refused to part with these technologies for the South Korean K-FX aircraft, a derivative of the F-16 made by Korean Aerospace Industries in association with Lockheed Martin. South Korea is building its own fighter plane closely modelled along the F-16 with a number of crucial inputs coming from Lockheed Martin.

    These technologies form an important component of the F-16V fighter jet, the latest evolution of the world’s most successful war plane that has been offered to New Delhi. India has sought guarantee from US for technology transfer in case any US based company bids for fighter jet program under the ‘Make in India’ initiative last month.

    It was certain by March this year that the production line would not be set up in India. Lockheed Martin started shifting production of its F-16 fighter jets to Greenville from its existing Fort Worth, Texas facility effectively burying its plans to move the production line to India.


    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/20116/US_Denies_Transfer_of_Critical_Technology_and_F_16_Fighter_Production_in_India#.WYt3xFGQxaR
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    Re: US-Indian defense ties

    Post  GarryB on Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:30 am

    Well that proves it was just BS...

    Amusing the supporters of Indian F-16s thought MiG-29s were too obsolete for India to adopt when F-16s are even older and the US will pretty much keep anything useful about them secret from you anyway.


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    Re: US-Indian defense ties

    Post  George1 on Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:22 pm

    India will acquire six more helicopters AH-64E Apache

    According to Indian media, the Indian Defense Council (DAC), headed by Defense Minister Arun Jetley, at its meeting on August 17, 2017 approved the purchase of six American combat helicopters Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian for Indian army aviation. This is allocated 41.68 billion rupees (about 651 million dollars).



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