Tender for fighter jets by mid-2019


The final tender (the request for proposal) for the purchase of 110 fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) can be expected only around mid-2019, a senior defence source said, confirming that the IAF was evaluating responses to its request for information from six global firms.

“The bids received are quite exhaustive. They are being evaluated after which the service quality requirements for the new fighter will be issued by the IAF. The request for proposal is expected around mid-2019,” the source said.

The IAF will lower the specifications and will not be rigid to accommodate more aircraft in the short-list so as to avoid the repeat of the situation during the short-listing of the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft when only two twin-engine jets qualified.

The procurement will be processed through the strategic partnership policy under the Defence Procurement Procedure.

The Defence Acquisition Council on Monday issued the guidelines for the implementation of the strategic partnership policy as well as project-specific guidelines for the naval utility helicopters.

The IAF issued the request for information on April 6.

By: The Hindu

Source Link: CLICK HERE


Categories: Aviation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s