US offers big arms contract, tech to India

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  1. AVERAGE INDIAN

    AVERAGE INDIAN EXORCIST Senior Member

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    On the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit, the Pentagon has offered to jointly develop or manufacture 34 state-of-the-art weapon systems and technologies with India including the Javelin anti-tank missile and the Scorpion mutation bomb.

    The deal for the Javelin, an infra-red guided missile with a range of nearly 5km that has been used in Afghanistan and Iraq, will include full transfer of technology. It features software that allows the missile to seek, track and destroy tanks. Earlier, India had been considering the purchase of Javelins worth $4billion.

    According to the South Block officials, Bharat Dynamics Limited will be involved in the co-production of the Javelin and will also co-develop the next generation of the missile. The offer to build and develop the missile jointly was first made by President Barack Obama to Modi in a letter in July.

    The Americans have also offered co-production of Textron-manufactured micro-observers or unattended ground sensors for deployment on the border, and co-development of the Scorpion, a bomb that has in-built sensors that allow command centres to accurately target enemy convoys.

    Another weapon that has been offered for co-production is the 120mm canon gun made by ATK.

    It is also understood that after a long delay, India is all set to acquire 24 Apache Longbow attack helicopters and 16 Chinook heavy lift helicopters under the foreign military sales route that involves government-to-government sale.

    Indian and US diplomatic sources said that the Pentagon offers came during the September 22-25 meeting in Washington between a four-member Indian team led by defence production secretary G Mohan Kumar and US under secretary for acquisition and technologies Frank Kendall.

    Modi will renew the 10-year-old bilateral defence framework for five more years during his visit and defence minister Arun Jaitley is expected to meet his US counterpart Chuck Hagel on October 8 after the IMF-World Bank meetings on the previous two days. The meeting between Jaitley and Hagel is expected to be attended by Gen Martin Dempsey, Chairman, joint chiefs of staff committee and commerce secretary Penny Priztker.

    US offers big arms contract, tech to India - Hindustan Times
     
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    Kshatriya87 Senior Member Senior Member

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    We desperately need those Javelins and Apaches.
     
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    sydsnyper Senior Member Senior Member

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    What is a Scorpion mutation bomb ??

    Radscorpion (Concept) - Giant Bomb
    A species of large, mutated scorpions from the Fallout series. Radiation caused them to grow in size and increase the potency of their poison.



     
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    AVERAGE INDIAN EXORCIST Senior Member

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    dude it is clearly described in the above article itself

    the Scorpion, a bomb that has in-built sensors that allow command centres to accurately target enemy convoys.

    i have highlighted it now read the article fully and with patience :) there is no mention about mutation in the article from where did you get that

    god it is munitions not mutation munitions are War materiel, especially weapons and ammunition. Often used in the plural.


    more info

    http://www.textronsystems.com/products/weapon-sensor/scorpion

    Scorpion Munitions

    http://www.pica.army.mil/pmccs/areadenial/scorpion.html
     
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    sydsnyper Senior Member Senior Member

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    Thou hast opened my eyes.... patience is a virtue..... :cool2:

     
  7. dastan

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    Interesting,,, Are these javelins good ATGMs? How do they get target lock
     
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    but what about poor people and poverty this money could be use for them.
     
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    Voldemort Senior Member Senior Member

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    are you for real?
     
  10. hitesh

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    Thermal .
     
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    When the bomb explodes, it covers a tank or a vehicle, herein called "the victim," with a thick gel. Nobody gets in or out. And in the next 30 seconds, it releases a dangerous strain of virus that starts feeding on the gel along with the victim. The virus is self replicating and the numbers increase exponentially in a matter of seconds. A natural biodegradation ensues. Slowly, but surely, the victim turns into a washing machine.
     
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    Buying arms from US and getting export license, or manufacturing any US coproduced war material is or any arms which has US component is uphill task. Congressional pulls and push back always make it harder even if the Administration want to sell it.

    On top, that very hard yearly inspection clause and intellectual prooerty rights are irksome.

    India purchased Weapons Locating Radars from US. First the export license for higher quality radars could not be had in time for their shipping them quickly, hence next best was OK with India. Then these had to be brought back to a base where American inspectors could inspect them. These are very intrusive conditions ofbthe sale.

    Hence do not think that US weapons are easy to buy.
     
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    USA has this policy even with our NATO allies. When you are getting top of the line
    Weapons there will be some awkward compromises , if they are acceptable that is fine
    Or more negotiations or other vendors.
     
  14. prohumanity

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    Lets just jointly produce KAmov 52 attack helicopters with Russia. As good as Apache but 40% less expensive.
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    mutation bomb ! :rofl::laugh:

    regarding usa offers of tech transfer and all that bull - first lets ask them what happened to the 123 nuke agreement ?
     
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    hey roma it was not me the other guy called it Mutation can't believe it any way that was funny since he did'nt even have the patience to read the whole article and came up with a totally funny story hgehehe:rofl:
     
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    It was a rare inspiration of an idea of an explosionless weapon.... :rolleyes:

     
  18. AVERAGE INDIAN

    AVERAGE INDIAN EXORCIST Senior Member

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    be realistic yaar its more fiction than realistic because scientist are tampering with radiation effects since world war 2 on the good side they found cancer treatement worst side as we know nuke bomb regarding mutation weapons its all fiction :rolleyes:
     
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    Watch out Indians...Uncle does not give a penny without strings attached...Can you see those invisible strings..And what if spare parts are blocked, sanctions imposed ..when India needs to use these weapons. Uncle sings then'.".Fooled the fools..made lots of profit but strings are still in my hands."
    Thats' why we are the "exceptional" and "indispensable" country....exceptionally cunning !
     
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    No...we don't...they want to make you feel desperate so that they can make huge profits by selling you their outdated weapons without TOT. Get smart..buy and build in India...demand TOT..Talk to Russia and jointly make Kamov-52 in India with TOT. Upgrade Indian helicopters with modern weapons and electronic components. We might be able to have two KA-52s for the price of One Apache....and with TOT down the road.
     

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