The United States has approved the sale of one Harpoon Joint Common Test Set (JCTS) and related equipment for an estimated cost of USD 82 million (~ INR 609 Crores) to India.
- The deal also includes Harpoon Intermediate Level maintenance station; spare and repair parts, support and test equipment.
- Boeing Company will be the Principal Contractor of the deal.
- The Foreign Military Sale is expected to improve India’s capability to meet current and future threats.
i.Harpoon is an anti-ship missile system developed and manufactured by Boeing Defence, Space & Security.
ii.In April, 2020, US had approved the sale of Harpoon Block II air-launched anti-ship missiles & MK 54 lightweight torpedoes priced a total of USD 155 million to India.
iii.In October, 2020, US has approved India’s request to buy USD 90 million worth of equipment, spare parts and logistical support for its fleet of C-130J Super Hercules cargo aircraft. The sale will be executed by Defence major Lockheed-Martin.
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May 1, 2021, The United States State Department has approved the proposed sale of 6 Poseidon-8I (P-8I) Patrol Aircraft and other equipment to India. The deal is estimated to cost USD 2.42 Billion (~ INR 18, 000 Crore).
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