U.S. sales in India C-17 heavy transport aircraft India suspend procurement prices
Data Figure: U.S. C-17 “Globemaster” strategic transport aircraft.
According to Russia’s “ties” reported on March 28, Indian Defense Ministry has decided to suspend implementation of the procurement of US-made C-17 “Globemaster III” heavy transport aircraft program. Indian Defense Ministry, said in an interview, the U.S. is leading the Indian side to raise its offer to make a main reason for the decision. India has written to U.S. Defense Department asked to explain the issue price of C-17, also asked about the C-17 sold to other countries, the price.
in the Indian Defense Ministry decision to suspend procurement decisions, both India and the United States for the sale of C-17 in the final stages of negotiations, which, with future suppliers – The Boeing Company has ended negotiations . U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to India last year when he announced, would be for $ 4.1 billion to provide 10 to print C-17, but military cooperation under the U.S. Department of Defense submitted to the U.S. Bureau report indicated that there the transaction value of $ 580 million. According to Indian media reports, whether the unit price is 410 million, or $ 580 million, are significantly too high.
U.S. Department of Defense Military Cooperation Bureau in early March of this year’s report has been submitted to Congress pointed out that Australia is prepared to sell C-17, priced at $ 300 million. In addition, in accordance with the intergovernmental agreement signed by India, the United States to sell India the price of C-17 should be the sale price to the U.S. Air Force, quite. It is reported that the U.S. Air Force was “Globemaster III” is priced at $ 200 million (not including the cost of spare parts and technical support).
According to information provided by Boeing, the sale of India C-17 The final price will depend on the Indian side of the selected configuration and the purchase of specific intent, once the contract finalized, both sides can discuss the final at the government level price.
According to data provided by Boeing, C-17 can carry up to 74 tons material without aerial refueling in case of flight 2400 sea miles, C-130 transport aircraft carrying capacity is four times. Access to aerial refueling, it can carry cargo and even complete intercontinental flight. In addition, C-17 can also be the length of the runway less than 1,000 meters of airports, airstrips in India to meet with the runway conditions. (Compass)