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.
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?
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
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