Eurofighter Concedes Loss of Indian Competition
(Source: Eurofighter GmbH; issued Jan. 31, 2012)
India took decision to select our competitor as the preferred bidder in the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) tender. Although this is not yet a contract signature and contract negotiations are still ahead, we are disappointed. However, we respect the decision of the Indian MoD.
With the Eurofighter Typhoon, we offered the Indian Air Force the most modern combat aircraft available.
Based on the Indian Government feedback, we will now carefully analyze and evaluate this situation together with our European Partner Companies and their respective Governments. (ends)
Indian MMRCA Competition
(Source: BAE Systems; issued January 31, 2012)
LONDON and DELHI --- BAE Systems notes that Eurofighter Typhoon has not been assessed as the lowest-priced compliant bidder (L1) by the Indian Ministry of Defence at this stage of the tendering process for supply of its new Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA).
Our partner Cassidian submitted an attractive and competitive proposal to supply Eurofighter Typhoon, the world’s most modern Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft available today.
We believe Eurofighter Typhoon offers the best military, industrial and economic solution for India.
We will continue to support the Indian customer and its evaluation process and work with our European partner companies and their respective governments to seek to understand the basis of today’s announcement.