deal will be back very shortly," Kudashev said.
Sources in United Aircraft Corporation, which is building the Su-57, and Rosoboronexport, the Russian arms export agency, separately told this correspondent that the stealth fighter programme had not been abandoned and that Russia will take it forward with New Delhi when the engine and other technologies sought by the country in the FGFA
were ready for export.
On the FGFA
programme, the sources said the aircraft being built under the plan are going to cost much more than what the Indian Air Force had expected and the technology on offer from Russia is also not up to global standards.
Like their Russian counterparts, when it comes to the FGFA
, Indian defence officials have provided a mix of unrealistic timescale targets (including launch of production in India in 2018-19) and threats of reduced acquisition totals.
Due to the huge cost and general downturn in global economies, only a few countries are able to acquire FGFA
for their air forces.
Finally, James Gowen appealed the bond validation judgment of the FGFA
. Appellants in three of the five cases were represented by common counsel raising narrow procedural issues, such as judicial foreclosure.
The thrust on AMCA, of course, also puts a big question mark on the future of the proposed joint project with Russia to co-develop and co-produce a FGFA
modelled on its Sukhoi T-50 or PAK-FA.
"The technique can also be used to monitor the health parameters of the indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas, the proposed medium combat aircraft (MCA) and the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA
) besides drones," Gupta noted.
New Delhi: India has conveyed to Russia its unwillingness to go ahead with the joint development of a fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA
) primarily due to high cost involved in the project, official sources said.
Another project under focus would be the long pending joint development of the fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA