AW&ST: What is the next big thing from India?
Kronenberg: We are very positive on Apache. We are all hoping we will get something by the end of this year. It is a pretty big deal. Apache has done quite well internationally. This will be AH-64D Apache Block-III.
AW&ST: The Indian defense ministry is getting slammed with numerous allegations of scandals again, just as ministers were promising toward modern professional ministry. How concerned is Boeing that this might slow down the $32 billion worth of business opportunities you have identified before?
Kronenberg: We work in a transparent manner and our relationships with our Indian customer has been very transparent and open. I don’t see any difference with them than between our U.S. customers and our other international customers. We have our differences, but we should try to bridge our differences in terms of how the contract works. It hasn’t impacted anything we have done. It’s been a very good relationship with the services that we are doing with them.
AW&ST: What are the prospects that the Medium Multirole Combat Aircraft will be reopened? What is the latest sentiment in Boeing?