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Aero India 2021: Naval fighters prove their mettle

4th February 2021 - 12:15 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi

Boeing and other contenders display their proposed solutions for Indian tender to procure naval fighters.

There are many suitors in the ongoing Multi-Role Carrier-Borne Fighter (MRCBF) competition to supply the Indian Navy (IN) with 57 carrier-based fighter aircraft.

Contenders include Boeing (F/A-18E/F Block III), Dassault (Rafale M), Saab (Sea Gripen), the Russian MiG-29K and the Twin-Engine Deck-Based Fighter (TEDBF) from India, which was shown as a model at Aero Indi 2021 in Bengaluru from 3-5 February.

In simulations at the show, Dassault and Boeing each showcased the capability of their respective aircraft to operate with INS Vikramaditya and the future INS Vikrant.

Serious intent has been shown by Boeing, which pledged to meet all

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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