Defence Ministry clears deals for radars, missiles, Navy vessels,AWACS

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    In the past few weeks, the defence ministry has cleared proposals to buy several thousand crore worth of military hardware, including four hydrographic survey vessels for the Navy for Rs 2,324 crore and two Phalcon airborne warning and control systems (AWACS) for the Air Force for Rs 3,306 crore.

    Israel, which has emerged as a leading arms supplier to India, will rake in a major chunk of these contracts.

    The go-ahead by the ministry, which had not signed new deals in the past few months because of the week economic situation — the exceptions being contracts for Basic Trainer Aircraft, additional Su-30 MKI fighters and Mi-17 V5 helicopters — basically empowers the armed forces to start the procurement process, which can take more than three years to get finalised, for the weapons systems.

    In another significant decision, the ministry has given an exception to Israeli firm ELTA to reduce its offset obligations to just 10 per cent of the contract, down from the mandated 30 per cent. ELTA is in for a major deal for new generation air and missile defence radars — the armed forces have proposed to buy six of these for Rs 3,310 crore — that can detect and track incoming missiles and aircraft as well as direct defence systems. The firm is also set to bag a Rs 950 crore contract for additional Recce and Imaging Pods and ground exploitation stations for Su-30 MKI fighters of the Air Force.

    Israel Aerospace Industries, which manufactures missile defence systems for Indian warships, too is set to get a major contract — valued at Rs 700 crore — to fit the Navy’s under-construction indigenous aircraft carrier with long range surface-to-air missile systems, sources said.

    There is something for the Indian defence industry as well: the ministry has cleared four new hydrographic port survey vessels for the Navy and wants them built indigenously, much to the cheer of Indian shipyards eying the Rs 2,324-crore contract.

    Besides private firms, state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, which recently signed a deal with Russia to manufacture 42 Su-30 fighters, is likely to get an order for 45 Advanced Light Helicopters. The helicopters, estimated to cost Rs 3,310 crore, will come in three variants — utility, armed, special operations.

    MoD clears mega deals for radars, missiles, Navy vessels, AWACS - Indian Express
     
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    Currently we are Operating Only 3 of Briev A 50 Phalcons Right and Two more under being built Radar Dome in Israel Correct..

    Tell me Friends How many AEW Platforms Operational under IAF
     
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    . Only 3 awecs
     
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    Had Mahindra Styam been given a chance,some money would have stayed in India.
     
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    Good News :thumb:

    But just 2 more AWACS ? We need more 360 degree systems.
     
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    local DRDO AWACs would do good by supplementing this systems border with Pakistan and China is long enough for the plane to fly in straight line and to get side ways coverage.
     
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    What is the deal with ELTA being excepted for only 10% of offset obligations?

    More and more, I'm starting to think this 30% mandatory offset clause was only a political game.
     
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    Agree with your point, But for a country of our size, we need more AWACs.

    DRDO AEW&CS will act as supplement.
     
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    Elta radar, what r lrde doing just watching and wasting the time.
     
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    with small AEW&C they have confidence to go for bigger 360 degree AWACs, plus we have good dekho at Israeli AWAC to make our own AWAC.
     
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    This is a very good step by the Government. Economy is showing signs of recovery so money should not be a problem.

    Now all that remains is for the procedures to be cut short and decisions to be taken swiftly.
     
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    Phalcon is the Best Aewcs plane in Asia...That act as a Major role in Special Operations.

    fighting With Border operations we have indigenous options The EMB platform under DRDO AEW program...

    Is anybody knows how many EMB platforms are operational/under development
     
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    There are 4 emb platform under development and 1st to be delivered in April 14
     
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    Ideally I would like 8 Phalcons supported by 16 Indian AWACS for IAF. or 6 and 12 at the least. It will provide IAF with ability to continuously monitor hostile air space.
     

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