The delayed approval for the acquisition of the M-777 ULH means that India will have to bear a much higher price because of the weaker rupee.
The US offer of information on the F-35 to India in a report made to the country’s Senate Armed Services Committee comes curiously on the eve of the opening of the commercial bids of the IAF’s MMRCA competition.
US Pentagon: “Should India indicate interest in the JSF, the United States would be prepared to provide information on the JSF and its requirements (infrastructure, security, etc.) to support India’s future planning.” Also read inside: Reality Check: US F-35 offer report
US defense and aerospace company Boeing is to start building the the air-to-surface Harpoon missiles ordered by the Indian Air Force (IAF) for their Jaguar maritime patrol aircraft.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is looking for 22 attack helicopters through a tender, where Boeing’s Apache is up against the Russian Mi-28, and in the event the former is selected, some components of the aircraft will have to be purchased through an FMS.
The amount of USD 4.1 billion ‘more closely represents the case value in its current state and that figure only includes the options India is actually considering’, according to a US Government source.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has published an Associated Press report saying President Barack Obama has announced a preliminary agreement to supply ten C-17 aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF).