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Companies responded to IAF’s RFI for fighter aircraft

Czech JAS-39 Gripen over the Curonian Spit in 2012 (Arz1969/Wikimedia Commons)
July 08, 2018

India received proposals from six firms for 110 fighter aircraft. The Indian Air Force is currently looking for 110 fighter aircraft to support its depleting air fleet.

In April, the Indian Ministry issued a Request For Information (RFI) from various companies to pitch the aircraft. The deadline for the submission of the information was Friday.

According to reports, a total of six firms submitted information. Dassault Aviation, Airbus, Saab, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Russia’s MiG responded to the RFI.

The IAF is in dire need of fighter aircraft as the present fleet is just down to 32 Squadron against the sanctioned 42 Squadron in order to sustain two-front wars.