After the purchase of Rafael and Swadeshi Tejas from France, India is eyeing the purchase of the second generation of the most modern aircraft. Indications for this are coming from American aircraft manufacturer Boeing. According to a report by news agency PTI, a top Boeing official said that there have been talks between the governments of India and the United States about the F-15EX fighter jets. Not only this, information has been exchanged between the Air Force of the two countries in this regard.
The US government has given the green signal to Boeing for the sale of this new multi-purpose war aircraft to the Indian Air Force. Maria H Laine, vice president of Boeing International Sales and Industrial Partnerships, said that the US government has accepted our license request to deliver F-15 EX aircraft to India. Discussions have taken place between the governments of the two countries. The Air Force of the two countries exchanged information about the F15EX combat aircraft.
According to the report, the F15EX combat aircraft is the newest and modern version of the series of F-15 aircraft. The aircraft is multi-purpose as well as capable of hitting all weather conditions. It is equipped with Combat capabilities to fly and target enemies all the time, day or night. In April 2019, the Indian Air Force issued an initial tender for the acquisition of 114 aircraft at a cost of around $ 18 billion, which was described as the world’s largest military procurement in recent years.
Boeing also informed that the F-15EX aircraft will be showcased at Aero India 2021 starting next week in Bengaluru. This air show being organized by the Defense Research and Development Organization, DRDO, the American bomber aircraft B-1B Lancer will also increase the excitement of the audience. Not only this, 83 LCA Tejas Mark 1A aircraft will be traded at the upcoming Aero India show. These multidimensional 114 warplanes will be purchased for the Indian Air Force for Rs 1.3 lakh crore. The Cabinet Committee on Security has approved the purchase of 83 LCA Tejas Mark 1A.