Moscow, April 10. The work on the contract for the sketchy and technical project promising multipurpose fighter (PMI / FGFA). Fully developed appearance of the aircraft. Agreed amount of work and the division of the parties at the stage of development activities (R & D). Preparations are being made to a contract for OCD. His signing is planned for this year.
The agreement on the joint development and production of fifth generation fighter aircraft was signed on October 18, 2007 in Moscow as part of the 7th meeting of the Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission on military-technical cooperation. It is the largest joint project of Russian-Indian military-technical cooperation. In December 2010, FSUE "Rosoboronexport" company "Sukhoi" and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) signed a contract for the development of conceptual and technical design of aircraft. In the course of the first stage of the Russian side has trained Indian professionals, provided the raw data and the software to create a single environment. Indian working group of experts from the January 2012 working in Russia, Russian specialists — in India. The exchange of the necessary information. MIT developed the parties will have some differences from the Russian prototypes related to the specific requirements of the Indian Air Force.
The company "Sukhoi" is also involved in other Indo-Russian program — the modernization of standing in the Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighters, and adaptation to the Russian-Indian missiles, air-to-ground "BrahMos".