Lockheed offers to export F-16 jets from proposed India facility

The U.S. defense giant and Sweden‘s Saab are in a two horse-race to equip the Indian military with at least 100 single-engine jets that have to be produced locally under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make-in-India’ plan. Randall L. Howard, who … Continue reading

India Could Become Next Hub for F-16 Jets in a Blow to Pakistan

Lockheed’s proposal attempts to turn its greatest weakness — the fact that Pakistan also flies F-16s — into a main reason for India to acquire the jet. “Since India would house the only existing production line, it would be able … Continue reading

India Rejects US Offer Of F-16 Jets | InSerbia News

Earlier this year, the defense minister Manohar Parrikar announced that India would invite foreign companies to set up fighter jet manufacturing units in the country under Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Make in India’ campaign. However, Parrikar has surprised Washington by rejecting … Continue reading

Lockheed Martin Offers to Build F-16 Jets in India in Modi Push | Bloomberg Business

Lockheed Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Marillyn Hewson made the offer to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September, Phil Shaw, CEO of Lockheed’s Indian unit, said in an interview Thursday at the Singapore Airshow. The U.S. and Indian … Continue reading

US Denies Transfer of Critical Technology and F-16 Fighter Production in India

US has denied transfer of critical technology and production of F-16 fighter jets under the ‘Make in India’ initiative. To a question on whether the US has agreed for transfer of sophisticated technology and production of F-16 jets under the … Continue reading

Pentagon backs proposal to give US fighter jets ‘Make in India’ tag | Hindustan Times

Boeing’s offer is for the versatile F-18 twin-engine fighter while Lockheed Martin’s is for the single-engined F-16. Since every F-18 costs about $100 million and F-16s are close to the $70-million mark each, the proposal represents a very large investment. … Continue reading