Indian military intend to abandon the acquisition of the French fighter Rafale), developed by Dasso" newspaper reports Business Standard. The reason was a too high price of these machines was higher than expected. A possible alternative to the French fighters is to increase the order of the Russian su-30MKI.
French fighter was selected by the Indian Ministry of defense in the tender MMRCA (medium multi-role combat aircraft), which was planned acquisition of 126 cars worth 10 billion dollars. Participated in the tender in addition to "Rafal" fighter "Typhoon", developed by EADS, the Swedish SAAB "Gripen", American F-16 and F/A-18E/F and the Russian MiG-35.
In the shortlist of the tender, which lasted more than 10 years, includes two European machine - Typhoon and Rafale). Rafal won, as reported, due to the lower cost of the aircraft, but later it turned out that the life cycle cost of the French fighters are much higher, and the total price of the contract for 126 cars threatens to exceed 20 billion dollars.
Agency News Front published a video on YouTube from the place near Lugansk, where was blown up the car of the special monitoring mission of the OSCE. The footage seen destroyed the car and the body of the deceased employee. According to media reports, he was American, according to Kiev — a British citizen.
Investigators opened a criminal case on the fact of attack on the staff of Regardie in Birobidzhan. They are protected by the order during carrying out investigative actions in one area of the city. A group of unknown attempted to interfere with the work of law enforcement. One of the guards was hurt.
The approval rating of U.S. President Donald trump's first hundred days in the White house is at 42 percent. This is a record low figure for the last 65 years — since the days of President Dwight Eisenhower. The survey was conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post.