Russia to offer cutting edge technology if India opts for MiG-35

March 16th, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by admin  

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Moscow, Mar 15 (ANI): Russia has offered to hand over the cutting-edge technology used in its MiG-35 jets to India if it opts for the multirole fighters.

“If the government of India decides to opt for our latest MiG-35 fighter, India will be handed key technologies incorporated in this Medium Multirole Combat Aircraft (MMRCA), some of which were developed for the fifth generation fighter,” Russian Aircraft Corporation (RAC) spokesperson Elena Fedorova said.

Russia has fielded its latest MiG-35 against US F-16, F-18, French Rafale, European Eurofighter and Swedish Grippen in the Indian tender for acquisition of 126 medium multirole fighters worth 10 billion dollars.

“This will also boost India-Russia business cooperation in hi-tech industry,” Fedorova said.

“RAC MiG has always delivered the most advanced technology and platforms to India, which for various political and secrecy considerations were denied to other countries,” Fedorova underscored citing the example of MiG-29, which was given to India ahead of any of the ex-Soviet Warsaw pact member country. (ANI)

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