Is India's New F-21 Fighter Really Just a Souped-up F-16?
The National Interest -

David Axe

Security, Asia

Let's take a look.

Key point: New Dehli may still decide it doesn't want the F-21.

Lockheed Martin is developing a new variant of its iconic F-16 single-engine fighter in order to compete in India’s 2019 tender for 110 new warplanes.

(This first appeared in May 2019.)

But don’t count on the American firm’s “F-21” to win the contract.

According to journalist Angad Singh, the likely winner is French company Dassault’s Rafale twin-engine fighter.

Singh explains his...

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