US nod to fighter jets for India: Boeing
New Delhi, January 28
US company Boeing on Thursday said it had the approval of the US Government to market its F-15EX fighter jet in India.
The US Air Force has ordered the same jet for its future aviation programme. Boeing officials said the plane was expected to be flying till 2055 and had scope for further improvement. Boeing also shared information about the F-15EX, which is the latest and most advanced version of the combat-proven, multi-role, all-weather day/night aircraft from the F-15 family of jets.
The F-15EX can offer a future-ready, multi-role solution to the Indian Air Force in the form of unmatched payload, performance and persistence by integrating leading edge technologies, networks, weapons and sensors, the company said.
In addition, Boeing announced the Boeing India Repair Development and Sustainment (BIRDS) hub initiative that envisions a competitive MRO ecosystem for engineering, maintenance, skilling, repair and sustainment services of defence and commercial aircraft in India. — TNS