Category — Defense/ Security

Boeing, Delex to supply 22 Harpoon missiles for India’s submarines

The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS)  to India for Boeing UGM-84L Harpoon missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $200 million.

India’s Navy requested  12 UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Encapsulated Missiles, 10 UTM-84L Harpoon Encapsulated Training missiles, 2 Encapsulated Harpoon certification training vehicles, containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical data, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support.This Harpoon missile system will be employed on the Indian Navy’s Shishumar class submarine (Type-209) and will provide enhanced capabilities in defense of critical sea lines of communication. India has already purchased Harpoon missiles for integration on Indian Air Force Jaguar aircraft and Indian Navy P-8I maritime patrol aircraft.

The principal contractors will be the Boeing Company in St Louis, Missouri; and Delex Systems Inc., in Vienna, Virginia. In accordance with the Indian Defense Procurement Policy, a contractor may be expected to conclude offset agreements with the Government of India but no offset agreement is currently known to have been proposed in connection with this potential sale.

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July 3, 2014   No Comments

India starts receving P-8i surveillance aircraft

According to Aviation Week, India’s first delivery of an ‘in-country’  Boeing P8-i aircraft this month will be followed by two further aircraft in the third and fourth quarters of the year. India has eight P-8Is on firm order and Boeing is optimistic that options on a further four could be taken up later in 2013, or early 2014.

The Indian Navy became the first  international customer for the P-8, which is a modified Boeing 737, in the wake of the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai.  Besides surveillance, the airplane is also delivered with anti-submarine missiles.

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May 28, 2013   No Comments

Despite stated intent, India Defense buys foreign

According to AviationWeek.com, India’s armed services continue to gravitate toward foreign defense equipment.

The Air Force, for example, is about to issue a request for proposals for 56 military transports to replace its fleet of aging Hawker Siddeley HS 748 Turboprops. The contenders include the Italian-made Alenia C-27J and the Airbus Military C295.

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May 10, 2013   No Comments

Comparing India – China – USA Military

From the charts below, we can see that the United States spend a lot more money on armed forces compared to China and India. The country has spent $160bn in 2011 whereas India only spent $38.5bn. Those charts, made by Amritt, used figures from the FDi report 2013

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April 29, 2013   No Comments

Indian Army plans simulators

According to Ibnlive, the Indian Army is currently working on a $ 7.35 million plan which will allow a modernization of the infrastructure of two of its main field firing ranges.

The enhancement of the infrastructure at the ranges would make the training there more realistic and provide a “close-to-real battlefield scenario for troops”. Up to now, the Army has 66 field firing ranges but, according to Defense Minister AK Antony, 15 are currently de-notified by various state governments.

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April 25, 2013   No Comments