Asia-Pacific Digest: THAAD in South Korea and FGFA

The Indian fighter jet will be based on the Russian single-seat Sukhoi T-50.

The Indian fighter jet will be based on the Russian single-seat Sukhoi T-50.
Articles and features about Sukhoi Civil Aircraft’s plans to open a representative office in China, Russian concerns over a hydropower project in Mongolia, and Indo-Russian investments in the fifth-generation fighter aircraft were among the Asia-Pacific highlights on

China withholds Mongolia hydropower loan over Russian concerns – report

Mongolia would like to construct a dam on the Eg River near its confluence with the Selenge River, the main source of Lake Baikal. Environmentalists have expressed concern over the hydropower project, claiming it could threaten the lake’s fragile ecosystem.

Russia, India to invest $4 bln each in FGFA

July 12, 2016 TASS
The countries are finalizing the R&D design contract.

THAAD: Russia, U.S., need communication and transparency

While THAAD will potentially exacerbate tensions between China, Russia and the U.S., all parties must not let it overshadow the growing regional cooperation on the perceived common threat that North Korea and its weapons programs pose to the region.

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft to open representative office in China

July 13, 2016 TASS
Sukhoi looks to lease SSJ-100 aircraft to airlines in Asia.

Vietnam eyes S-400 Triumf system

July 12, 2016 TASS
A contract may be signed by the end of 2016.

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