Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicLockheed Martin

Topic: Lockheed Martin

Covid dampener for Aero India, several foreign players to give event a miss

Aero India website shows that only 75 foreign companies have booked their spots for the event at Bengaluru as opposed to the over 200 such firms in the 2019 edition. 

Narendra Modi’s military purchases remain a pipe dream for Lockheed, Saab

India’s inability to speed up modernisation of its weaponry to guard the border with arch rivals Pakistan and China shows the Modi govt’s challenge to transform an industry plagued by red tape.

Lockheed Martin says it won’t sell F-21 jets to any other country if IAF contract goes through

The contenders for the IAF deal include Lockheed's F-21, Boeing's F/A-18, Dassault Aviation's Rafale, Russian aircraft MiG 35 among others.

Dassault, Boeing and Saab — the front-runners for IAF’s 114 fighter jet contract

Dassault’s Rafale, Boeing’s F/A-18 and Saab’s Gripen lead the pack, while the Lockheed Martin F-16 and the Eurofighter Typhoon are trailing.

US can’t punish Pakistan for using F-16 jets against India

Although Pakistan has denied using F-16s in the 27 February air strikes on Indian military installations in J&K, India has evidence to prove it did.

Lockheed Martin, maker of F-16, calls out Pakistan media for fake news on suing India

Several Pakistan media outlets reported this week that Lockheed Martin was planning to sue India over its claims that a MiG-21 Bison of the IAF had shot down an F-16.

Fight’s on the ground at airshow as Boeing takes a jibe at Lockheed Martin over IAF contract

Looking to beat its rival to the new IAF contract for 114 fighter jets, Boeing takes to Twitter to highlight 'concerns' against Lockheed Martin's F-21.

Lockheed Martin unveils made-for-India F-21, says it’s not old wine in new bottle

Lockheed Martin was offering F-16s to India, but will now switch to F-21s. The fighter jet is on the drawing board, but company says it’s not a ‘paper aircraft’.

India’s elusive $15 billion fighter jet deal frustrates everyone from Boeing to Lockheed

India wants to upgrade its rapidly aging fleet of fighter jets. But its red tape causes endless delays for both, global arms giants and the military.

Lockheed Martin to manufacture wings of F-16 fighter jets in India

The American manufacturer of fighter jets plans F-16 wing production in India without the pre-condition that India will have to also buy these jets.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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