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    JohninMK
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    Re: US-Indian defense ties

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:30 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 5:47 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 5:51 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 8:28 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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    Re: US-Indian defense ties

    Post  JohninMK on Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:29 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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