The total price of the joint Russian-Indian fighter development fifth generation FGFA is 12 billion dollars, said to RIA Novosti on Tuesday the official dealer of the Center for Analysis of World Trade instrument (TSAMTO).
Indian agency IANS earlier said that India allocates six billion dollars on the joint development of Russian military aircraft with fifth generation FGFA. The project foresees the creation of 144 multi-purpose fighter aircraft Perspective Multi-role Fighter (PMF), the development of which is conducted together Russia and India. The aircraft will be assembled in India, said the Indian Air Force Commander Air Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne.
«The total cost of the project is 12 billion dollars, will be financed on a parity basis. The project provides for funding for the detailed design, implementation and testing of the whole complex of prototypes, «- said the agency interlocutor.
According to him, at this moment, is the schematic design, these works are planned had spent 295 million dollars.
«After seven or eight years, in other words, by 2020, the parties want to run the project in the series,» — said the representative TSAMTO.
He also said that the fraction of Russian equipment in the final product, in other words in production aircraft should be 60%, respectively 40% Indian.
According to IANS, which refers to Brown’s question about the production of single aircraft to be equipped virtually the same components as that of the Russian counterparts. Some equipment, for example, the system-board computers, as in the case for India modernized Su-30MKI fighters will have a difference.
According to the agency, Russian United Aircraft Company (UAC) will deliver to the Indian aircraft engines and provide stealth technology. Aircraft will collect Indian aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The project is supported by the slave state of India Ministry of Defence of the defense research and development, responsible for the development of military technology.
Earlier, Indian media reported that the Indian Air Force planned to buy 214 aircraft in the future 5th generation (166 single rooms and 48 two-place), under development with Russia and India. But at the moment their number decreased to 144.
Currently, India is upgrading its own air force. Fighter base country are about 130 multi-role fighters Su-30MKI, the number of which in the long term will increase to 270, and 70 MiG-29 aircraft.
In addition, the Indian air force has 51 French Mirage 2000 fighter jet and about 200 MiG-21s, almost half of which will be written off over the next 2-3 years, while others will be upgraded.
Not so long ago, India held a competition for the supply of public Air Force itself little 126 multi-role fighters, totaling more than 10 billion dollars. Winner of the tender was the French fighter Dassault Rafale.