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.>