India decided to use $ 4.5 billion procurement of patrol aircraft and amphibious ships
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Mumbai, October 6, Xinhua (Reporter Nie Yun) 6, according to Indian media reports, India had decided to spend about $ 4.5 billion purchase four long-range patrol aircraft and four amphibious ships in order to enhance combat capability at sea.
Press Trust of India quoted Defense Ministry sources say that India’s defense procurement committee meet to decide the evening of 5, purchase four new U.S. development of long-range P-8I maritime patrol aircraft and four foreign advanced amphibious warships. Four amphibious ships will be in accordance with the construction of a technology transfer contract in India, costing about $ 3.5 billion.
Indian Navy, said active patrol aircraft and amphibious ships have already gone, need to update, in which Figure -142 and Il-38 patrol aircraft already in service at least 20 years.
2009 In January, India signed an agreement with the U.S. Navy, procured from the U.S. eight P-8I patrol aircraft, the total cost of about $ 2.1 billion. In the next 10 years, the Indian Navy will deploy the 12 P-8I, to strengthen the capacity of air patrols the Indian Ocean.