SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Swedish aerospace major Saab is keen to offer its Gripen-E fighter jet for the Indian Air Force (IAF) tender for 114 jets and is considering a tie-up with a local partner in India to cement its commercial bid after it dropped Adani Defence as its partner last year.
While Saab is considering having a fully owned subsidiary for the manufacturing of these jets in the country if allowed by the Indian Ministry of Defence (MOD) but is also open to having local collaboration with Indian Aerospace manufacturers.
Saab will be displaying a full-scale model of the Gripen-E at Aero India 2023 and is much more confident in its final product since last time under the now cancelled MMRCA tender it offered Gripen-NG that was still a Technology Demonstrator program for the Gripen-E which was not a full matured product back then, one of the major reasons why it failed in Technical trials.
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