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Boeing to submit bid soon for India warplanes: executive
uusjio | January 31, 2008 at 02:24 amby
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US aerospace giant Boeing will shortly submit its proposal for an Indian contract involving 126 warplanes worth 10-12 billion dollars, a company executive said Thursday.
Joe Song, Asia Pacific vice president for international business development at Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, said the company will meet a March 3 deadline for bidders.
"We're planning to submit our proposal shortly," Song told AFP, calling it "a very big opportunity" for the company.
"We're looking forward to succeeding in that campaign," he said by telephone from Tokyo, where Boeing has a major presence.
Boeing's F-18 Super Hornet, Lockheed Martin's F-16 and the Russian-built MiG-35 and MiG-29 are front-runners for the contract to provide combat planes to India, which wants to ...