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Russia and India agree preliminary design for FGFA fighter

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Russia and India agree preliminary design for FGFA fighter

Postby JanMasterson » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:17 pm

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Russian and Indian officials have agreed the preliminary design for the Sukhoi/Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), Russian state media reported on 10 January.

Design of the export variant of the Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA combat aircraft has now been completed, the Sputnik news agency quoted Andrey Marshankin, the regional director of international cooperation at the united Russian-Indian aircraft manufacturing company, as saying.

As noted by Marshankin, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is still pressing for the FGFA (also now referred to as the Prospective Multi-Role Fighter [PMF] by India) to be a twin-seat jet, instead of the single-seat layout of the PAK-FA. "Currently, the Indian side suggests that the Indian version of the fifth generation fighter will be made for two pilots," he reportedly said, although he does not clarify if this twin-seat configuration has made it into the preliminary design of the FGFA.

It had been thought that the IAF would drop its requirement for a twin-seat cockpit in light of Russia's demands that the Indian government pay the USD1 billion bill for development and extended timelines. Indeed, models of the aircraft displayed at the Aero India Airshow in 2013 showed the FGFA in a single-seat configuration only.

The IAF plans to field between 130 and 145 (down from an original 220) FGFA aircraft, with production expected to commence in about 2020.

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The FGFA/PMF is one of two major joint aircraft projects currently under way between Russia and India, with the other being the Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA). Both programmes have suffered significant delays and cost overruns as requirements have shifted and technical problems have had to be overcome.

In late 2014 it was reported that the IAF had expressed particular concerns to Russia over technical problems and delays that were affecting the USD10.5 billion FGFA/PMF programme. Given the state-of-the-art technology that will go into the FGFA/PMF, delays to that programme have the potential to have far more serious knock-on effects to the development and production timelines when compared to the comparatively basic MTA.

As such, news that Russia and India have now completed their preliminary design of the FGFA/PMF and can now move on to the detailed design phase will have come as a huge relief to both parties.
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