New Delhi: Swedish aerospace giant, Saab, said it had handed over its compliant response to the Indian ministry of defence's (MoD) Request for Proposal (RFP) for 126 medium range multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) for the Indian Air Force (IAF).
Saab is offering the IAF the next generation Gripen, which includes increased combat range and endurance, a more powerful engine and super cruise capability, additional weapons carriage capability and increased payload.
Saab said its offer is supported by a long term programme of industrial co-operation and offset and of technology transfer. Saab´s international industrial network will provide substantial and long-term joint venture growth for the Indian aerospace and defence sector.
Saab president, and CEO, Åke Svensson stated "The compliant proposal submitted today, demonstrates our commitment to winning the Indian government´s MMRCA tender" he said. "I am confident that Saab has submitted the complete solution to India´s requirements. We are offering cutting edge, next generation combat aircraft and excessive industrial co-operation, including unrivalled access to key technologies, enabling autonomy and increased national security for India."
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security.