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Approves $ 90 Million Dollar Sale of Military Equipment and Services to India | India News

WASHINGTON: The United States approved India’s request to purchase $ 90 million worth of military hardware and services in support of its fleet of C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.
This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to strengthen the strategic relationship between the United States and India and enhancing the security of a “principal defense partner,” the United States Security Cooperation Agency said. Defense (DSCA) of the Department of Defense. .
In a major sales notification to Congress, DSCA said that India continues to be an important force for political stability, peace and economic progress in the Indo-Pacific and South Asia region.
Requests made by India include aircraft consumable parts and repair / return parts; Cartridge Actuated Devices / Propellant Actuated Devices (CAD / PAD) fire extinguisher cartridges; flare cartridges; Advanced Radar Alert Receiver; 10 lightweight night vision binoculars; 10 AN / AVS-9 night vision goggles; GPS; Electronic warfare; support of laboratory instruments and equipment. The total estimated amount is $ 90 million.
The Pentagon said the proposed sale ensures that the previously acquired aircraft will function effectively to meet the needs of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Army and Navy transportation requirements, local and international humanitarian assistance and regional relief. in disaster.
This sale of parts and services will allow the IAF to maintain mission-ready status with respect to the C-130J transport. India will have no difficulty absorbing this additional sustaining support, he said.
According to the Pentagon, the proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractor will be Lockheed-Martin Company, Marietta, Georgia.
In a major move in 2016, the US designated India as a “senior defense partner” with the intention of raising defense technology and trade exchange to a level commensurate with that of its closest allies and partners.

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