India’s Avro replacement fails to lift off

India’s plan to replace its aged Avro turboprop general purpose airliner with an off-the-shelf foreign-designed but Indian-made product looks highly unlikely, reported.

An investigation by DefenseNews found major aircraft makers — including Boeing and Lockheed Martin — have little interest, at least so far, in the $3 billion tender issued last month by the Indian government.

Also, no Indian company has teamed up with a foreign company to consider tendering for a replacement for the twin-engine Avro, some of which were inducted into the military in the 1960s, DefenseNews reported.

Full report here UPI


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