DEFENCE

HOME
Aviation
Art & Culture
Business
Defence
Foreign Affairs
Communications
Environment
Health
India
Parliament of India
Automobiles
United Nations
India-US
India-EU
Entertainment
Sports
Photo Gallery
Spiritualism
Tourism
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
 

 

India to spend $1 billion on advanced air defense system from US

NEW DELHI, Aug 1: India has quietly approved a plan to the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System-II through a government-to government deal with United States.

The moves comes before September 6 “2+2 dialogue” between defense and foreign ministers of India and United States here to bolster bilateral defense and strategic partnership.

The apex defense procurement body, Defense Acquisition Council, headed by Defense Minister Nirmarla Sitaraman, has approved the buy of hte NASAMS-II, manufactured by Kongsberg and Raytheon, at more than $1 billion, a Ministry of Defense official confirmed.

The new system will replace India’s aging Russian Pechora air defense systems that protect strategic assets and locations, said an Indian air force official.

If this program is approved by the U.S., the deal will be expedited through foreign military sales. India is expected to issue the letter of request by end of this year.

IAF official noted that NASAMS-II will have to be modified to India specific requirements and will integrated with the service’s integrated command & control system.

 

 



Archives
Terrorism and talks cannot go hand in hand: Nirmala Sitharaman warns Pakistan
India And Russia Conclude Advanced Missile Deal

 

 
         
   

Aviation | Business | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Communication | Health | India | United Nations
India-US | India-France | Entertainment | Sports | Photo Gallery | Tourism | Advertise with Us | Contact Us

Best viewed at 800 x 600 resolution with IE 4.0 or higher
© Noyanika International, 2003-2009. All rights reserved.