Nov 3, 2011
The hysteria around the MMRCA is expected to erupt again on November 4 around 3.30pm as the two hopefuls – Eurofighter and Rafale- and most others (!) wait with bated breath for the opening of the commercial bid envelopes.
But hold your horses! Being L1 does not guarantee award of the contract. Prices will be assessed on the basis of transfer of technology and the production agency's (HAL) acquiescence.
Even after the commercial bids are opened, there is one discretionary activity that they can pick and choose from, an official tells Aerospace Diary.
In which case, expect geo-politicking to start again…..this time with a vengeance!