F-21 for Indian Air Force

F-21 – Different Inside and Out

Meet the F-21. Specifically configured for the Indian Air Force, the F-21 provides unmatched ‘Make in India’ opportunities and strengthens India’s path to an advanced airpower future.

The F-21 addresses the Indian Air Force’s unique requirements and integrates India into the world’s largest fighter aircraft ecosystem with the world’s pre-eminent defence company. Lockheed Martin and Tata would produce the F-21 in India, for India.




Lockheed Martin’s proposed F-21 partnership with India will deliver advanced, scalable capabilities to the Indian Air Force, provide unmatched industrial opportunities, and accelerate India - U.S. cooperation on advanced technologies.


Unmatched ‘Make in India’ Opportunities

The F-21 is an unprecedented ‘Make in India’ opportunity ─ combining the strength of Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defence contractor, and Tata, India's premier industrial house, to deliver a historic win-win for the US and India.

We hope to strengthen and grow our relationship with India as part of an unprecedented F-21 fighter aircraft partnership for India, from India.

The F-21 provides unmatched opportunities for Indian companies of all sizes, including Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and suppliers throughout India, to establish new business relationships with Lockheed Martin and other industry leaders in the US and around the globe.

This program will be ‘Made in India’ generating tens of thousands of highly skilled jobs through the maturation of India’s large and emerging aerospace and defence (A&D) manufacturing network. 


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Committed to Partnering With India

Lockheed Martin is committed to strategic, long-term international defence partnerships with India. India has a pressing need for advanced, scalable defence capabilities.

We are proposing game-changing defence partnerships that benefit multiple stakeholders in India, the US and beyond.

Our proposed partnerships with India—for new fighter aircraft, helicopters and other platforms—are ideally suited to not just meet, but exceed India’s capability and defence-industrial needs in the near-term and well into the future.





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Heidi Leland