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Boeing, HAL, Mahindra team up on bid for India’s fighter aircraft contract

Boeing, HAL, Mahindra team up on bid for India's fighter aircraft contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing, HAL, Mahindra team up on bid for India's fighter aircraft contract - top government contractors - best government contracting eventBoeing has partnered with India-based Mahindra Defence Systems and Hindustan Aeronautics to offer the country’s air force the F/A-18 Super Hornet platform, Flightglobal reported Friday.

The Chicago-based aerospace and defense company intends to propose a fighter aircraft production facility as part of its support to “Make in India” goals.

The Indian air force sent a request for information notice to six manufacturers worldwide last week and would require a winning team to build majority of aircraft units in the country.

Reuters reported Thursday that India aims to procure up to 110 combat jets potentially worth more than $15 billion.

A Lockheed MartinTata Advanced Systems alliance and a SaabAdani Group partnership intend to pursue the contract, the report noted.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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