Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines
  • Europe launches two more Galileo navigation satellites:-Europe has inched a step closer towards operationalising its own satellite navigation system by successfully orbiting two more satellites for the Galileo constellation....
  • Obama announces full lifting of Vietnam arms embargo:-The US has fully lifted its ban on weapons sales to Vietnam, President Barack Obama has announced during a visit to Hanoi, unpicking a decades-old embargo on the one-time enemy. ...
  • Defence Ministry looking for alternative to Finmeccanica's torpedos :-Indian Defence Ministry is now looking for an alternative for the chopper scam tainted Italian defence conglomerate Finmeccanica's heavy weight torpedos for the Scorpene submarines. The proposal to acquire 98 Black Shark torpedoes for the six under construction French Scorpene submarines for a price of Rs 1,200 crore has been nixed....
  • May take 10 years for India to have reusable rocket: Scientist:-Describing Monday's successful launch of an indigenously winged Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) as a small step in achieving the objective of reducing the cost of space transportation, top space scientist G Madhavan Nair said it may take ten years for the country to put in place such an operational rocket....
Defexpo 2016

IAF briefs Lockheed Martin on MMRCA deal

Article
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

NEW DELHI, Jul 14 (PTI): Lockheed Martin, one the two US companies eliminated from the 126 combat aircraft tender, has said it had met the Indian Air Force this week to know the reasons for its non-compliance in the contract.

"We had a meeting this week with the IAF to learn about the reasons for our aircraft being non-compliant in the deal," Lockheed Martin's Vice president Orville Prins told reporters here Thursday.

He said such a meeting would help the company prepare itself in a better manner for future competitions.

The request for the debriefing was made by the US Government, which had offered the aircraft to the Indian establishment through the Foreign Military Sales route.

In April, India had shortlisted Dassault and Eurofighter for 126 Medium-Multirole Combat Aircraft (M-MRCA) deal and excluded the two American companies including Boeing along with Russian MiG Corporation and Swedish Saab Gripen.

Asked if he was satisfied with the explanation given by the IAF, Prins said, "We are satisfied that we had the meeting and we could ask questions."

Commenting on the two shortlisted aircraft, he said, "I think Eurofighter and Rafale were evaluated as per the provisions of the DPP-06 which I understand says that in order to be shortlisted, the equipment should be fully compliant without any waivers."

The IAF had evaluated the six competitors on 660 parameters; Prins said adding that if waivers were to be granted to the aircraft, "I don't know where to draw the line."

Asked if the short listing of the two aircraft was a political decision, he said, "I think it was a political plus decision", which was a usual practice world over.

Tags:

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

Indian ships' maritime exercise with US in SCS matter of concern: China

Indian ships taking part in maritime exercise in the South China Sea was a matter of "concern", a senior Chinese official said on Thursday, a day after four naval vessels set sail for the disputed waters for participating in Malabar exercise with the US and Japan.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2016

Image Gallery