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The new interest in foreign single-engined fighters does not preclude Indian production of the French jet.
But a capability demonstration has been funded and scheduled for 2019.
The Vanilla Aircraft VA001 landed with more than half of its JP-8 fuel still available for a longer mission.
The exercise at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in October was one of the largest thus far using teams of small autonomous drones.
Moscow has enabled Damascus to advance against rebels.
British company’s French subsidiary will partner with Dassault for a service contract that has similarities with the new UK flying training system
Meanwhile, the big ‘Make in India’ contract for 56 airlifters should be signed by mid-year, according to the IAF chief.
The new government in Ottowa will evaluate competing fighters, rather than automatically buying F-35s per previous plans.
The service expects to make a contract award this year for the $16.3 billion acquisition of a new jet trainer and ground-based training system.
The service expects to award a contract for the JStars Recapitalization program engineering and manufacturing development phase in FY2018.