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Aircraft that competed for the defence deal
There were six contenders for the world's biggest defence deal which included the Russian MiG- 35, Lockheed Martin's F-16 Falcon, Boeing's F-18 Hornet, the Swedish Saab Gripen, Eurofighter Typhoon and Rafale. Here is a look at these super combat machines. The Dassault Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by French Dassault Aviation, has emerged the winner in the race for the mammoth contract worth $10.4 billion, say sources. The Indian Air Force plans to buy 126 aircraft over the next ten years.