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India clinches $1b Hercules deal with US

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 5:25 am    Post subject: India clinches $1b Hercules deal with US Reply with quote

Times of India wrote:
WASHINGTON: The Bush administration has notified Congress of the impending sale to India of six C-130J aircraft and accessories worth more than $1 billion, underscoring the growing "Americanisation" of Indian military hardware.

The proposed sale, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in its notification this week, "will enhance the foreign policy and national security objectives of the US by providing the Indian government with a credible special operations airlift capacity that will deter aggression in the region, provide humanitarian airlift capability and provide interoperability with US forces in coalition operations."

The purchase will mark a significant diversification of India’s military transport paradigm that has traditionally rested on Soviet-supplied AN-32 and IL-76 aircraft. Earlier this year, New Delhi purchased the American landing dock USS Trenton, which will give the Indian Navy amphibious landing capability.

The $1.059 billion transaction will also be the single largest Indian military purchase to date from the United States. C-130J is the latest model of the trusted and versatile Hercules transport aircraft that has been an American workhorse for half a century, the longest continuous production-run of any military aircraft in history.


not a bad idea!!
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-130_Hercules

Thats great news.I wonder if its a sign of things to come as regards to the IAF 126 order Smile

The C130 is certainly a workhorse. The C130J is the Super Hercules & is the only model currently in production.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats great news, now wait for the F-16s and the F-18s following, wish they order them Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HamiltonAir wrote:
Thats great news, now wait for the F-16s and the F-18s following, wish they order them Very Happy


I don't think F-16's are coming. May be some hope for F-18's though.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are yu saying F-818s for the navy & Su30 for the IAF.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are yu saying F-818s for the navy & Su30 for the IAF.

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No. I just mean that F-18's have a slight chance as compared to F-16's. Although not much. Btw have you visited Lockheed martin's website and checked India's map?? Whole J&K and NE are missing. I have written a mail to their web administrator. It will be a help if you people can have a look and do the same if possible.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've written to them too to get the Map corrected.thanks for appraising us.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've written to them too to get the Map corrected.thanks for appraising us.
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Thanks mel.

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