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India, Russia to soon sign contract on joint production of fifth-generation FGFA fighter jets

The general director of Russia's Rostec state corporation Sergey Chemezov said that the documents have been signed and the contract will be completed in near future.

Written by: Raj Singh, New Delhi [ Published on: July 19, 2017 14:51 IST ]
FGFA will be based on T-50 prototype jet

Russia's Rostec state corporation on Tuesday said that India and Russia will soon sign contract on joint production of fifth-generation FGFA fighter.

According to a report in Sputnik News, the general director of Russia's Rostec state corporation Sergey Chemezov said that the documents have been signed and the contract will be completed in near future.

"As far as the fifth-generation [plane] is concerned, the work is underway. The first stage is complete. The second stage is being discussed. I think it will be completed in near future, the documents have been signed," Sergey Chemezov told media persons. 

The Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) will be equipped with stealth capabilities.

The FGFA is based on the Russian T-50 prototype jet. 

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