Eurofighter still in race for jet deal

The chief of the Eurofighter Typhoon said on Monday that it is still in the race for a fighter jet deal in India as British Prime Minster David Cameron began his tour to win new trade in the country.

By (Reuters)

Published: Tue 19 Feb 2013, 11:30 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:39 AM

“We believe the Eurofighter is still there,” Eurofighter CEO Enzo Casolini said at a Press briefing in Abu Dhabi. “We are on standby, in case they come back to us.”

India started exclusive talks with France’s Dassault Aviation for an order of 126 Rafale jets worth $10 billion in January 2012, over the competing British-backed Typhoon.

However, more than a year later, the two sides still have yet to sign a final contract because of disagreements over the cost of building them in India. The Typhoon was developed by a consortium of BAE, Finmeccanica of Italy and Eads.

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