SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Boeing is likely to announce a partnership with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Mahindra Defence Systems (MDS) for manufacturing the F-15EX Eagle-II fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force’s Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) competition in India if it wins the tender. Boeing has withdrawn its F/A-18 Super Hornet for IAF after Boeing received a license from the US Government to provide F-15EX fighter aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in January 2021.
MoU between firms might be concluded at the upcoming Aero India 2023 that is to be held between 13th – 17th February 2023. at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru.
In July 2020, the US Air Force contracted with Boeing for 144 F-15EX to supplement its F-35A fleet. F-15EX is the most advanced variant of the multi-role, all-weather, and day and night versions of the F-15 aircraft family. F-15EX will provide the capability to carry a large number of missiles in support of the F-35 aircraft and follow behind the F-35 to offer firepower to destroy threats detected by the F-35 during combat operations.
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