kaitak wrote:Here's an interesting article about a Boeing plan to offer the F-15X to India (in addition to the F-18 variant already being offered) for India's new fighter program.
https://www.flightglobal.com/singapore- ... 94.article
What's interesting about this is that India is already a customer for Russia's S400 missile system, on which it has spent €5b. This was, of course, the missile system which caused the cancellation of Turkey's F-35 deal (and may cause issues in Egypt too, which has expressed an interest in buying it).
kaitak wrote:- OK, this is for the F-15/F-18, not F-35s. Do the Americans not have the same concerns for these as for the F-35, or is it because the Americans are particularly sensitive about the F-35's "signature", being a new type? (Would the Trump administration allow the F-35 to India?)
kaitak wrote:- Or, is it different standards for different countries? The Trump administration simply doesn't want US companies locked out of a deal, simply because a country (particularly one which already a large, and relatively recent, buyer of US hardware).
kaitak wrote:- Any deal is, of course, subject to US government approval, but if it were to go ahead, how might Turkey respond? Are all US fighters now banned to them, or just F-35s?
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