Boeing gets US govt approval to offer F-15EX fighter jet to India

May join fray for IAF's acquisition of 114 medium fighters

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
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Capable of flying at Mach 2.5 (two-and-a-half times the speed of sound), the F-15EX is the world’s fastest fighter aircraft | Photo:

The Boeing Company revealed on Thursday that Washington had granted it a licence to market its newest heavy fighter, the F-15EX, in India.
Seven of the world’s premier fighter manufacturers have already indicated interest in competing for the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) ongoing acquisition of 114 medium fighters -- a contract worth an estimated $20-30 billion. 
The fighter manufacturers that have responded to the IAF’s ‘request for information (RFI)’ floated in 2019 include Boeing with its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet; Lockheed Martin with its single-engine F-21; Saab with its single-engine Gripen E/F, Dassault with its twin-engine Rafale, Eurofighter GmbH with its twin-engine Typhoon, and Russia with two twin-engine fighters -- RAC MiG-35 and Sukhoi Su-35.

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First Published: Jan 29 2021 | 1:32 AM IST

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