India, Russia and Europe out of the product to the U.S. attack helicopter tender issued
India said Eurocopter “Tiger” helicopter does not meet the requirements
India said the Kamov Ka-52 helicopter does not meet the requirements of
India said Miri’s Mi-28 helicopter did not meet the requirements
AH-64D Longbow – Apache by the U.S. Boeing company to develop and produce
According to the U.S., “Aerospace Daily,” May 2009 27 reported that the new government in India, some officials just days after taking office, the Indian Defense Ministry has issued two tenders, the procurement of 22 attack helicopters and 15 heavy transport helicopters.
new attack helicopter will be used to replace the Mi-35 helicopters in India, this is a re-tender the operation. May 2008, the tender has been released, but was withdrawn earlier this year because the Indian side said the four bids received did not meet their requirements. The four bids are Eurocopter “Tiger” ? Agusta Westland’s AW-129, Kamov’s Ka-50 and -28 Miri’s meters.
new Russian heavy transport helicopter Mi-26 helicopters will be replaced. India purchased from Russia 80 m -17 multipurpose helicopter contract has been signed. Boeing received the two tenders, the tender of its heavy-duty transport helicopter program for the CH-47F “Chinook.”
United States believes that if India’s foreign military sales to U.S. government procurement from the United States means the helicopters, then, compared with the price of commercial sources can save up to 30%. India is expected to purchase over 500 new helicopters to update its helicopter fleet, the fleet of aircraft at present a total of 733. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center of Jiang Shuguang)
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