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India wants ISTAR aircraft from Raytheon

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posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 02:33 PM
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India has sent a formal letter of request to the US Department of Defense, beginning the formal process to buy two intelligences, targeting and acquisition, and reconnaissance aircraft. The aircraft would be supplied by Raytheon, on Gulfstream aircraft.

The aircraft would be equipped with an AESA radar that would scan over 11,000 square miles in a minute, and find and identify targets in 10-15 minutes. The program has been delayed over a year due to arguments over who will oversee development and deployment.

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posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 02:55 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I would think this would never be done. India is far to comfortable with sharing technology with and from Russia.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 02:58 PM
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Interesting. I remember reading from somewheres that if you wanted business with India, they wanted Manufacturing in their country. Not sure how that works, especially with advance platforms, if at all.

It is a bit sketchy as ATS user "Fools" pointed out, don't they have deals with other nations that could be considered a risk?



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: Fools

India has radically altered their relationship with Russia and is turning to the West quickly. Between the FGFA, and some of their other programs with Russia, they're extremely unhappy with their Russian gear. In the last few years they've almost exclusively come to Western companies for new programs.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: Arnie123

Only for larger programs. Their single engine fighter program will require a certain percentage built, and final assembly in India. For smaller programs, like this one, they can be done outside.

They have some deals with Russia, but they're turning away from them.



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