With IAF looking to procure 110 fighter jets, Lockheed offers F-16s manufacturing, Javelin missiles

American company participating in the Def Expo 18 is also prepared to transfer the technology

As the Indian Air Force has kickstarted process of buying 110 fighter jets, US aviation major Lockheed Martin has reiterated its earlier offer of shifting its F-16 fighter aircraft manufacturing unit to India.

The American company participating in the Def Expo 18 is also prepared to transfer the technology of its third generation anti-armour Javelin guided missile system to India.

The Lockheed officials said that the deal is completely compatible with ‘Make in India’.

They pointed out that with more than 4,000 F-16s sold to countries across the world, the offer would include producing all of F-16s in India with export potential as well.

The officials said that the Lockheed has got the US government’s nod to transfer its high-degree technology to its partners in India for the development of the 22 kg portable missile system with a range of up to four km.

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