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India informs US it’s ready to buy Raytheon ISTAR aircraft

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India informs US it’s ready to buy Raytheon ISTAR aircraft

NEW DELHI ― India has made an official request to purchase two ISTAR aircraft under a government-to-government deal. The move comes within a month of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ visit to India.

A formal letter of request was sent to the U.S. Defense Department earlier this month expressing intent to procure two intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance aircraft via the Foreign Military Sales program, a Ministry of Defense official said.

“This is a priority program, as many of the [Indian Air Force’s] surveillance programs have been delayed,” the MoD official said.

The ISTAR aircraft is a critical requirement and will be operated by the Air Force, the official noted, adding that the deal is estimated to cost $1 billion.

ISTAR aircraft will be supplied by Raytheon of the U.S. on a Gulfstream platform.

https://www.c4isrnet.com/air/2017/10/16/india-informs-us-its-ready-to-buy-istar-aircraft-from-raytheon/
 

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How many are you getting? is there tot involved?
 

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$1 billion for two only. That's a rape off my friend.
The deal includes training and spare parts aside from maintenance. That interprets the exclamation in your post, cheers.
 

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