Sometimes, an order request is just an order request. Sometimes, as seen in Singapore, it amounts to more than that. In September 2008, the US DSCA announced Indiaâ€™s official request to buy a package of 24 L-model Harpoon Block II ship-killing missiles, with added GPS guidance and littoral/ land attack capabilities, for up to $170 million. Indiaâ€™s rival Pakistan is already arming its P-3 Orions with AGM-84Ls, so regional stability wasnâ€™t an issue, but the exact match for Indiaâ€™s missiles remained a mystery for a while. The order seemed to presage a buy of P-8i Sea Control and Surveillance aircraft, and India did indeed end up choosing Boeingâ€™s 737 derivative. In September 2010, however, reports indicated that the deal was really focused on Indiaâ€™s fleet of Jaguar IM strike aircraft. Now, in 2010, comes a request specifically aimed at Indiaâ€™s forthcoming P-8isâ€¦ Contracts & Key Events Dec 21/10: The US DSCA announces It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. No worries, just click here to download the PDF file.