Breaking News/Washington: The United State (US) shows his interest to selling latest technology fighter jet F-35 to India but Indian official rejected two old fighter jet in a competition of Eleven billions contract, source reported.
The United State Air Defence Department said if India take show his interest in Lockheed Martin’s F-35 joint fighter jet so US would be willing to give information on the aircrafts security and infrastructure.
The F-35 is something that we would be more than prepared to talk to the government of India about should they request to find out more information about purchasing it,” said Robert Scher, deputy assistant secretary of defense for South Asia.
The F-35 is the Pentagon’s costliest weapons procurement program.
The radar-evading aircraft is being developed with eight international partners and officials estimate it will cost dollar 382 billion for 2,447 of the jets for the US military.
India has not shown a particular interest in the program.
When US officials have indicated openness to Indian participation in the past, Indian officials have indicated they were not interested due to the cost and efforts to develop their own stealthy aircraft.
New Delhi rejected two older US aircraft – the F-16 and the F-18 – in a bidding contest in April for a dollar 11 billion jet fighter contract. India shortlisted European defense firms Dassault and Eurofighter for the contract for 126 jet fighters.