- Sep 26, 2019
I want to hear your excuse on this too
There is no Excuse but do check the deal with Taiwan 18 MK-48 Mod6 Advanced Technology (AT) Heavy Weight Torpedoes (HWT) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $180 million.
With SK : 31 for 72 means around 2.3 mn a piece
With India 16 Torpedoes for 63 mn almost 4 mn a piece.
But here is one difference we don't have related infra and equipments which is include in this deal unlike SK.
Though I completely agree with you that the products are expensive. And that's where Bulk orders and negotiation comes into play as mentioned in the tweet.
For Apache bought by army being expensive. Well blame IAF and IA tussle where both are going separate ways to establish their own Sqd.
IA contract have 4 Longbows radar out of 6 helis they bought . While IAF got 11 radar out of 22 they bought and it includes weapon system too from stringer missiles hellfire etc.
Another thing I would like to mention is USA had previously told us to ink the project soon since they will be increasing the cost if we didn't due to Inflation. The cost offered to IAF was time-bound.
USA infact have cost advantage due to mass production of weapon system but they charge for the decisive edge their weapon system have over other sources.