US approves sale of Integrated Air Defence Weapon System to India

US approves sale of Integrated Air Defence Weapon System to India

US approves sale of Integrated Air Defence Weapon System to India: The United State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of Intergrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS) for an estimated cost of $1. 867 Billion. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification Notifying Congress of the possible sale on February 7 2020.

The sale of Integrated Air Defence Weapon System comes amidst the massive military modernisation by China which is also flexing it's military muscles in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. It also comes ahead of a possible visit by President Trump to India later this month.

President Donald Trump is set to visit India on a two-day trip between February 23 and 26 and both sides are in the process of fine-tuning his schedule, according to sources in New Delhi.


US approves sale of Integrated Air Defence Weapon System to India


The Government of India has requested to buy Integrated Air Defense Weapon System (IADWS) comprised of five An/MPQ- 64F1 Sentinal Radar System; One hundred eighteen AMRAAM AIM- 120C-&/C * missiles; three(3) AMRAAM Guidance Section; four AMRAAM Control Section and One hundred thirty four Stinger FIM-921 Missiles. 
lso included are thirty-two M4A1 rifles; 40,32) M855 5.56mm cartridges; Fire Distribution Centers (FDC); Handheld Remote Terminals; Electrical Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Sensor Systems; AMRAAM Non-Developmental Item-Airborne Instrumentation Units (NDI­AIU); Multi-spectral Targeting System-Model A (MTS-A); and Canister Launchers (CN); High Mobility Launchers (HML).

Also included are thirty-two M4A1 rifles; 40,32) M855 5.56mm cartridges; Fire Distribution Centers (FDC); Handheld Remote Terminals; Electrical Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Sensor Systems; AMRAAM Non-Developmental Item-Airborne Instrumentation Units (NDI­AIU); Multi-spectral Targeting System-Model A (MTS-A); and Canister Launchers (CN); High Mobility Launchers (HML). The total estimate cost is  $1. 867 Billion.

This agreement will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to strengthen the US-Indian strategic relationship.


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