Friday, September 13, 2013

India to order more C-130Js

Neelam Mathews
Sept 13, 2013

India is to purchase six more Lockheed Martin C-130J medium lift aircraft that will based at  Panagarh in West Bengal for operations along the India-China border. Panagarh is the HQ of the recently created Mountain Strike Corps. The decision was made by the Defense Acquisition Council today. It will now have to be cleared by the CCS and finance ministry.

An advance of 12.5 percent-$125 million- will be paid by India Delivery is expected within 3 years of signing of the contract, AerospaceDiary learns.
India had sent a Letter of Request to the US government in September 2011 for procuring six additional C-130Js.
The DAC also cleared the acquisition of another 230 Russian made T-90 tanks to be produced by the Heavy Vehicles Factory Avadi in Tamil Nadu.

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