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Russia and India to reach deal on latest generation fighter jet

Staff Writer |
Moscow and New Delhi will soon sign a contract to jointly develop a fifth generation fighter aircraft, according to Sergey Chemezov, the head of Russian state-run corporation Rostec.

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“As for the 5th generation (plane) - the work is underway. Stage one is over. Now we are discussing the second stage. And I think that in the near future, all decisions will be made and the contract documents will be signed,” the CEO told journalists at the MAKS 2017 Air Show.

The joint project by Russia's Sukhoi and India's HAL aims to build the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) that has stealth capabilities and is based on the Russian T-50 prototype.

Chemezov stressed the work was not going fast, as the task was very complicated.

The project comes as a part of a Russian-Indian cooperation deal sealed in October 2007.

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