The American corporation «Boeing» intends to oust the Russian MiGs in the Indian market. The chosen direction - creating specifically for the needs of the Indian Navy carrier-based fighter, which they could use on aircraft carriers. At the moment, India is ready to equip its aircraft carrier Vikrant being built MiG-29K.
However, in the publication of Defense World published an article, which states, that the corporation "Boeing" announced plans to test F / A-18 Super Hornet at take-off from the springboard.
Boeing F / A-18 Super Hornet to be tested and certified for takeoffs jumping, before he could make a move for the contract with the Indian partners.
According to the vice-president Tom Breckinridge American Corporation, «Super Hornet» will be carefully checked on the trampoline. From his statements:
Such plans are already underway.
Thus the American "Boeing" is trying to seize the contract in Russia, New Delhi putting their F / A-18 Super Hornet instead of the MiG-29K. Until the contract is signed, but in 2017 India, the authorities expressed their intention to buy 14 MiG-29K.
Recall, that a few weeks ago, during a performance of representatives of Ministry of Defense and the production sector in India in the Russian parliament, the country was accused of "delaying the supply of deck fighters".
Currently, the Indian Navy - more 40 MiG-29K. New Delhi plans to buy more 57 deck-based fighters, including for the future aircraft carrier INS Vishal.