SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
The Latin American country has shown interest in India’s indigenously developed LCA-Tejas fighter aircraft, In a Recent Press statement, EAM acknowledged Argentine interest in the Made in India LCA-Tejas fighter aircraft for Argentine Air Force. idrw.org has been told India has invited a delegation of Argentine Air Force pilots and technicians to come to India for a full technical evaluation of the jet including simulation flights and actual flights.
However, sources in the government have told idrw.org that Argentina is also looking for an Assembly of these jets in the country from the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) Kit and other major parts and components supplied by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
Gen. Xavier Isaac, the head of the Argentinan Air Force is keen that whichever jet is selected has to be assembled in Argentina. Isaac wants OEM also to help in the modification and integration of Argetinaian weapons and systems in the future and also allow the production of key wearable jet parts.
HAL has assured Argentina that it can offer LCA-Tejas with Non-British origin parts like Quartz Nose Cone, aerial refueling probe, and Ejection seats. Argentina has received offers from Russia for its Mig-29 and Mig-35, Surplus F-16s from the United States, as well as offers from China for its JF-17.
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