Yes, it will be like Brahmos, but it is not like the basic missile tech belongs to us. That is Russian and we respect that. What we have done on top of it is ours and they respect that. It is still license and build with fancy names but the difference is we can take the basic platform and do whatever with it. Very helpful, if we choose to take the platform and build all the sensors and fusion and communications and our own weapons. No one else, who has such a platform will allow this type of customization. Will provide to us the breathing room we need for the AMCA and UAV's and engine tech evolution. Good decision after the brief romance with the west, seems Modiji has quickly realized the difference in the meaning of strategic partnerships. Now let us see, what happens in another strategic area the SSN project.Philip wrote:PS: The highlighted part about ":equal rights" is v.interesting.It avoids the Q about TOT and our ability to absorb the tech involved.However,given our financial stake in the JV,it gives us "equal rights" to ANY tech that is involved. This means that any tech developed by Sukhoi for the FGFA which may not be under manufacture in India for a while will still belong to us as well. So each side develops what it can do best and the two sides own the bird together.Something like BMos.
IOW: No IP is being "transferred". We should all be crystal clear on that. No one will ever "transfer" their IP, not in defense or high tech. What it means is, just because we get the license build and customize the platform, we will not get any great insight in the design and build of the platform. That part of the investment into the AMCA has to on our own sweat and money.