Remember when India’s MiG-21s, working with Su-30s, gave our front-line F-15 fighters all they could handle in the 2004 Cope India? That was a clear indictment of Beltway analysts who claim USAF doesn’t need the F/A-22 because it is so far ahead of the competition. Next time, IAF pilots could be flying MiG-35s as well. According to the Press Trust of India, Moscow has offered India its newer MiG-35 multirole fighter to replace its older airframes.
Reports of production troubles on the SpaceX rocket that could contend for military cargo deliveries happened to coincide with a different company’s concept receiving an early nod—one that might not require a rocket at all.