US firm offers VVIP choppers to India

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  1. cobra commando

    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

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    New Delhi: After India scrapped a contract for procuring VVIP choppers from AgustaWestland, American firm Textron today said it is ready to offer its unique V-22 Osprey helicopter to India for ferrying its dignitaries. "We are ready to offer to India the V-22 Osprey in the VIP configuration through the Foreign Military Sales route. It is a unique and competitive product," Textron India President and Managing Director Inderjit Sial told PTI. He was asked about the possibility of offering any chopper of Bell Helicopters, an arm of Textron, for meeting the VVIP chopper requirements of the IAF. The government scrapped the contract with AgustaWestland, accusing it of breaching a pre- contract integrity pact and other contractual obligations in the Rs. 3,600 crore contract. India has so far received only three choppers from the Anglo- Italian firm and is considering the option of using Mi-17V5 choppers being procured from Russia for the purpose. Sial said the V-22 Osprey has already been inducted into the American President's fleet in VVIP configuration and is being used to ferry his entourage. The V-22 is a unique tilt-rotor aircraft designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft. Meanwhile, in view of the ongoing CBI inquiry into the 197 choppers procurement case, Textron said it was ready to offer its Bell 407 light helicopters if India decides to buy them. The tender is under the CBI lens after it was found that an Army Brigadier had sought a bribe allegedly from AgustaWestland for swinging the deal in its favour. A document in this regard was seized by Italian investigators while investigating the VVIP chopper scam after which a CBI probe was ordered.

    US firm offers VVIP choppers to India | NDTV.com
     
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  3. jmj_overlord

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    bell helicopters was the company right, which accused augusta westland of bribery ? will augusta westland keep quiet if v 22 is selected ? anyway i would go with mi 17v5......mi 8 have already been used as vvip choppers.......
     
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    Mil-17 all the way.

    No VVIP business. Everyone should be made to ride the same helicopter.

    Or else, get the HAL ALH.
     
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    The Russian President rides the MI-17 with decked up interiors. The same can be done with ours as well. ITs one of the best in its class flying in today's market. But then where will our sarkari masters and IAF top guns make the yearly quota money ;)
     
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    Well I will agree If they give fifteen V 22 along with supports and Spares for Rs 3,600 crore



    :eek:hplease: Dhruv is way better than Bell 407
     
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    feathers Tihar Jail Banned

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    How many VVIP helicopters does GoI is looking to purchase ? 197 or more
     
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    Forr VVIP less than 15 ..but the Army Needs to replace the vintage Cheetak and Cheetah's So they need 197 of Light utility helicopters
     
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    V-22 osprey is good aircraft for special forces not for dhoti wale netas.

    BTW india needs to replace fast the cheetah and chetak choppers for the role in siachen.

    dhoti wale netas and their asses can wait
     
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    feathers Tihar Jail Banned

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    3 VVIP helicopters have been received from AgustaWestland and GoI is considering for Mi-17V5 from Russia and V-22 Osprey has been offered in the meantime.

    CBI inquiry is going on for the 197 light helicopters .
     
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    I would say CH-47 Chinook for VVIP purpose ..

    Not V-22 ..
     
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    Mi-17 is the best ..........
     
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    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

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    ^ Dayyum. Join date: jul 2009, second post in 2014 !
     
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    feathers Tihar Jail Banned

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    AgustaWestland
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    Mi-17V5
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    V-22 Osprey
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    feathers Tihar Jail Banned

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    V-22 osprey is really not for the VVIP but suits for special forces. , its understandable why GoI is considering Mi-17V5 .
     
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    CH-47 Chinook
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Russian President and the Presidents of Russia's republics do ride the Mil-17.
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    No, Not because of its weight lifting capability but space and amount of electronics integration ======== >>

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    What SPG asked for is very much similar to US SOF`s Night stalker MH-47G Chinook, It has air-air refueling pod, Flairs, Flair pod, Radar warning reviver so does other gears, One thing it will be a little different for presidential service ..

     
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    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    First of all why should dhoti called neta requires special helicopters.

    They should fly in air indai or in some private jet
     
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    feathers Tihar Jail Banned

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    Its needed as they are leaders of the country and only those leaders will use it who are in Office .

    Here its about President, Prime Minister, Military chief's, Home Minister etc.
     

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