US Offers Stinger Missiles To India

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  1. RPK

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    US offers famous Stinger missiles to India - India News - IBNLive


    The missiles are offered directly by the US Government to India through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route, he said.
    The IAF is in final stages of the contract and is soon expected to award the contract.
    Barnard said Raytheon was also planning to offer the missiles for being equipped on India's indigenous helicopters, which include the HAL developed Light Combat Helicopter and Advanced Light Helicopter.
    "We are yet to get clearance from the US Government for this but we have plans to offer the Stinger for being equipped on Indian helicopters," he said.
    Raytheon India Head William Blair said the company has developed a vehicle-launched version of the Javelin anti-tank guided missile and is in discussion with local major Tata for developing it for Indian requirements.
    India is planning to indigenously develop a Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) for the requirements of its Army and paramilitary personnel and Tata is expected to be one of the contenders for the contract.

    The missiles are offered directly by the US Government to India through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route, he said.
    The IAF is in final stages of the contract and is soon expected to award the contract.
    Barnard said Raytheon was also planning to offer the missiles for being equipped on India's indigenous helicopters, which include the HAL developed Light Combat Helicopter and Advanced Light Helicopter.
    "We are yet to get clearance from the US Government for this but we have plans to offer the Stinger for being equipped on Indian helicopters," he said.
    Raytheon India Head William Blair said the company has developed a vehicle-launched version of the Javelin anti-tank guided missile and is in discussion with local major Tata for developing it for Indian requirements.
    India is planning to indigenously develop a Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) for the requirements of its Army and paramilitary personnel and Tata is expected to be one of the contenders for the contract.
     
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  3. Zebra

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    US offers famous 'Stinger' missiles to India .

    Press Trust Of India
    New Delhi, January 11, 2012

    The United States has offered the air-to-air version of its famous Stinger missile to India as part of the weapons package proposed for the 22 attack helicopter deal of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
    The surface-to-air version of the Stinger missile is widely credited for the collapse of





    Russian helicopter fleet in Afghan war in 1980s and was also used by Pakistani troops to bring down an IAF Mi-17 helicopter during the Kargil war in 1999.

    "We have offered the Stinger missile as part of weapons package with the Apache-64D offered by the US Government to the IAF's tender for 22 attack helicopters," Brad Barnard, Raytheon's Business Development Manager for missile systems told reporters in New Delhi.The missiles are offered directly by the US Government to India through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route, he said.
    The IAF is in final stages of the contract and is soon expected to award the contract.
    Barnard said Raytheon was also planning to offer the missiles for being equipped on India's indigenous helicopters, which include the HAL developed Light Combat Helicopter and Advanced Light Helicopter.

    "We are yet to get clearance from the US Government for this but we have plans to offer the Stinger for being equipped on Indian helicopters," he said.
    Raytheon India Head William Blair said the company has developed a vehicle-launched version of the Javelin anti-tank guided missile and is in discussion with local major Tata for developing it for Indian requirements.
    India is planning to indigenously develop a Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) for the requirements of its Army and paramilitary personnel and Tata is expected to be one of the contenders for the contract.

    US offers famous 'Stinger' missiles to India - Hindustan Times
     
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    The Swedish defense company, Saab, has already offered the RBS 70 NG for the Indian tri-service tender for Very Short Range Air Defense (VSHORAD) systems. The tender is for an initial order estimated to be worth INR 27,000 crore (USD 5.4 billion) for over 800 launchers and over 5,000 missiles.

    So, Stinger could be next next contender for MANPADS category for our armed forces.
     
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    We'll only take it if they buy it back on double the cost :D
     
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    Is stinger still effective and capable in today's technology???
     
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    Depends on against what target it is used. Against most helicopters it will still be very effective.
     
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    Well, It's last layer of defense if Short/Med/Long range Missiles misses the target.

    Every defense shield layer is important. We need to have at least 3 layers.
     
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    Stinger is too short ranged to be a contender against Mistral. IAF already uses for their helos anyway so it is a no brainer.
     
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    Wo to theek ha but my Q was. Is there is any alternate to stinger in the market, which is cheap and effective..
     
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    Yes, Russian 9K38 Igla, 9K32 Strela-2 or Polish PZR Grom that soon will have updated version, but Grom was succesfully used by Georgians in war against Russia and it's allies.
     
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    Yes,RBS 70 NG. Saab has recently offered too.

    RBS 70 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    NEW DELHI: The United States has offered the air-to-air version of its famous Stinger missile to India as part of the weapons package proposed for the 22 attack helicopter deal of the Indian Air Force (IAF).


    The surface-to-air version of the Stinger missile is widely credited for the collapse of Russian helicopter fleet in Afghan war in 1980s and was also used by Pakistani troops to bring down an IAF Mi-17 helicopter during the Kargil war in 1999.


    "We have offered the Stinger missile as part of weapons package with the Apache-64D offered by the US Government to the IAF's tender for 22 attack helicopters," Brad Barnard, Raytheon's Business Development Manager for missile systems told reporters here.


    The missiles are offered directly by the US Government to India through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route, he said.


    The IAF is in final stages of the contract and is soon expected to award the contract.


    Barnard said Raytheon was also planning to offer the missiles for being equipped on India's indigenous helicopters, which include the HAL developed Light Combat Helicopter and Advanced Light Helicopter.


    "We are yet to get clearance from the US Government for this but we have plans to offer the Stinger for being equipped on Indian helicopters," he said.


    Raytheon India Head William Blair said the company has developed a vehicle-launched version of the Javelin anti-tank guided missile and is in discussion with local major Tata for developing it for Indian requirements.


    India is planning to indigenously develop a Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle ( FICV) for the requirements of its Army and paramilitary personnel and Tata is expected to be one of the contenders for the contract.



     
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    US offers famous Stinger missiles to India




    NEW DELHI: The United States has offered the air-to-air version of its famous Stinger missile to India as part of the weapons package proposed for the 22 attack helicopter deal of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
    The surface-to-air version of the Stinger missile is widely credited for the collapse of Russian helicopter fleet in Afghan war in 1980s and was also used by Pakistani troops to bring down an IAF Mi-17 helicopter during the Kargil war in 1999."We have offered the Stinger missile as part of weapons package with the Apache-64D offered by the US Government to the IAF's tender for 22 attack helicopters," Brad Barnard, Raytheon's Business Development Manager for missile systems told reporters here.The missiles are offered directly by the US Government to India through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route, he said.The IAF is in final stages of the contract and is soon expected to award the contract.Barnard said Raytheon was also planning to offer the missiles for being equipped on India's indigenous helicopters, which include the HAL developed Light Combat Helicopter and Advanced Light Helicopter."We are yet to get clearance from the US Government for this but we have plans to offer the Stinger for being equipped on Indian helicopters," he said.Raytheon India Head William Blair said the company has developed a vehicle-launched version of the Javelin anti-tank guided missile and is in discussion with local major Tata for developing it for Indian requirements.India is planning to indigenously develop a Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) for the requirements of its Army and paramilitary personnel and Tata is expected to be one of the contenders for the contract.

    http://expressbuzz.com/nation/us-offers-famous-stinger-missiles-to-india/352345.html
     
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    Pakis already have this...why should India buy this.
     
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    Pakis have Surface to Air version, we are being offered Air to air version as package of Appache deal...
     
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    They have offered us block-2 Stinger's,Pak has Block 1.
     
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    [h=1]US Offers Stinger Missiles To India[/h]

    The surface-to-air version of the Stinger missile is widely credited for the collapse of Russian helicopter fleet in Afghan war in 1980s.


    NEW DELHI: The United States has offered the air-to-air version of its famous Stinger missile to India as part of the weapons package proposed for the 22 attack helicopter deal of the Indian Air Force (IAF).


    The surface-to-air version of the Stinger missile is widely credited for the collapse of Russian helicopter fleet in Afghan war in 1980s and was also used by Pakistani troops to bring down an IAF Mi-17 helicopter during the Kargil war in 1999.


    "We have offered the Stinger missile as part of weapons package with the Apache-64D offered by the US Government to the IAF's tender for 22 attack helicopters," Brad Barnard, Raytheon's Business Development Manager for missile systems told reporters here.


    The missiles are offered directly by the US Government to India through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route, he said.


    The IAF is in final stages of the contract and is soon expected to award the contract.


    Barnard said Raytheon was also planning to offer the missiles for being equipped on India's indigenoushelicopters, which include the HAL developed Light Combat Helicopter and Advanced Light Helicopter.


    "We are yet to get clearance from the US Government for this but we have plans to offer the Stinger for being equipped on Indian helicopters," he said.


    Raytheon India Head William Blair said the company has developed a vehicle-launched version of the Javelin anti-tank guided missile and is in discussion with local major Tata for developing it for Indian requirements.


    India is planning to indigenously develop a Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle ( FICV) for the requirements of its Army and paramilitary personnel and Tata is expected to be one of the contenders for the contract.

    US offers Stinger missiles to India - The Times of India


     

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