$1.65-bn SAR aircraft deal likely to take off during Modi’s Japan visi

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    A pending deal involving purchase of 15 ShinMaywa US-2i Amphibious and Rescue (SAR) aircraft for $1.65 billion is likely to be sealed when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Japan shortly.
    MoD sources said in march, a delegation of senior officials, including from the Navy, visited the facilities where the amphibious aircraft is being produced. They also sought to iron out issues related to modifications "that would allow Japan to export the aircraft to India without violating its self-imposed defence export restrictions".
    A friend-or-foe identification system will be removed from the aircraft, a defence official said. Both countries had, at that time, also discussed the possibility of India being permitted to assemble the aircraft indigenously, giving it access to Japanese military technology. The deal was put on hold because of general election in India.
    "The deal is significant for a variety of reasons. On the surface, it’s another indicator of growing cooperation between India and Japan on security matters. The deal is doubly significant in the context of India’s relations with Japan because once India clinches the deal, it will become the first country to purchase defence equipment from Japan since the latter’s self-imposed ban on defence exports began in 1967. The deal is important for Abe as it would open up Japan's defence industry for additional contracts with foreign partners,” said diplomatic sources.
    Modi is expected to visit Tokyo enroute the BRICS summit in July, where he will meet with his counterpart, Shinzo Abe.
    According to Japanese officials, the proposed sale of ShinMaywa US-2i amphibious, fixed-wing aircraft would not infringe on Japan's self-imposed ban on arms exports because the aircraft to be given to India will be unarmed and can be used for civilian purposes. The plane, built by ShinMaywa Industries (7224.T), could be outfitted for firefighting or as a kind of amphibious hospital and costs an estimated $110 million per unit. The plan is to deliver two aircraft and, then, assemble the rest of the planes with an Indian partner.
    The Navy had issued requests for information on amphibian planes in 2010 to ShinMaywa, Canada's Bombardier for CL-415 platform, Russia's Beriev for Be-200 and US/German company Dornier for Seastar CD2. The Navy is also interested in Japanese patrol vessels and electronic warfare equipment as Tokyo moves further on easing its ban on military exports, the officials said.


    $1.65-bn SAR aircraft deal likely to take off during ModiÂ’s Japan visit - Financial Express
     
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    Re: $1.65-bn SAR aircraft deal likely to take off during Modi’s Japan

    So officially India enters anti china front ...... cool at least we say openly India challenging China,Unlike SH***y failed nation:thumb:

    I always feels awkward some one/Article mention derogatory term Indo-Pak ....... Pak-af pakis :taunt1:
     
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    Re: $1.65-bn SAR aircraft deal likely to take off during Modi’s Japan

    Better get license for production in country ..
     
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    Re: $1.65-bn SAR aircraft deal likely to take off during Modi’s Japan

    sir, 13 will be produced in india by licence productio and two will come in fly away condition
     
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    Re: $1.65-bn SAR aircraft deal likely to take off during Modi’s Japan

    Hmmm...looks a lot like boeing 314 clipper, awesome plane. Is this the 1st Indo-Japan defence deal?
     
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    Re: $1.65-bn SAR aircraft deal likely to take off during Modi’s Japan

    parts are good enough as production for full aircraft in india is not a viable or cost effective option.
    reason
    1) count is quite less i.e. 15, we don't need more than this too.
    2) Japanese tech is expensive because of labor cost and numbers being built, but making few components we might be able to reduce cost and reduce dependency on spare parts.
    3) setting up a production line just for 15 is not economically viable.


    something more we might need to get from japanese is their tech and knowledge.
    hope in future we will get more from them.
     

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