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Lockheed Martin unveils new F-21 fighter aircraft at Aero India 2019

Posted by Dylan Malyasov on


The US aerospace giant reported Lockheed Martin has unveiled the new fighter aircraft during Aero India 2019 exhibition in Bangalore.

A new fighter was unveiled by Lockheed Martin called the F-21. It’s intended for India and based on the F-16.

According to a company’s representatives, the new combat aircraft is specifically configured for the Indian Air Force.

“The F-21 provides unmatched ‘Make in India’ opportunities and strengthens India’s path to an advanced airpower future,” said in the company.

“The new [F-21] designation highlights our commitment to delivering an advanced, scalable fighter aircraft to the Indian Air Force that also provides unrivaled industrial opportunities and accelerates closer India-US cooperation on advanced technologies,” he added.

The company will build the plane in collaboration with Tata Advanced Systems, the firm said.

“The F-21 is different, inside and out, Vivek Lall,” vice president of Strategy and Business Development for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, said in a statement.

Lockheed is competing with Boeing’s F/A-18, Saab’s Gripen, Dassault Aviations Rafale, the Eurofighter Typhoon and a Russian aircraft, in a bid to win a large military order worth over $15 billion for the Indian air force order.

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