$5 Billion Deal Inventory Defense equipment India will buy from US
Inventory of defense equipment, which India is planning to buy from US
Name - C-130J Super Hercules aircraft
Numbers – 6
Deal Amount - $1.2 Billion
Military transport, aerial refueling
The aircraft is capable of airdropping commandos and material in darkness due to its night-vision imaging
From the first flight on 5 April 1996 to 30 April 2013, 290 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft operated by 13 nations surpassed 1 million flight hours.
On 20 August 2013, the Indian Air Force performed the highest landing of a C-130J at the Daulat Beg Oldi airstrip in Ladakh at the height of 16614 feet
Apache attack Helicopters
Number – 22
Deal amount – 1.4 $ Billion
Fitted with air-to-air missiles,
The AH-64D Apache Longbow is equipped with an advanced sensor suite and a glass cockpit. The main improvement over the A-variant is the dome installed over the main rotor, housing the AN/APG-78 Longbow millimeter-wave fire-control radar (FCR) target acquisition system and the Radar Frequency Interferometer (RFI).
The raised position of the radome enables the detection of targets and launching of missiles while the helicopter is behind obstacles (e.g. terrain, trees, or buildings).
The AN/APG-78 is capable of simultaneously tracking 128 targets and engaging the 16 most dangerous ones, and can initiate an attack within 30 seconds, while passing data on the other targets to other Longbow Apaches via data link.
The data link is housed in a radio modem integrated with the sensor suite allows data to be shared with ground units and other D-models; allowing them to fire on targets detected by a single helicopter.
Guns: 1× 30 mm (1.18 in) M230 Chain Gun with 1,200 rounds as part of the Area Weapon Subsystem
Four pylon stations on the stub wings.
Longbows also have a station on each wingtip for an AIM-92 Stinger twin missile pack.
Rockets: Hydra 70 70 mm, and CRV7 70 mm air-to-ground rockets
Missiles: Typically AGM-114 Hellfire variants; AIM-92 Stinger may also be carried.
M-777 Ultra-light howitzers
Number – 145
Deal amount – 885$ million
30 KM Range
It is 39 caliber towed gun can be swiftly deployed in Ladakh to counter China
M-777 is 'highly mobile on land, at sea and in the air.
The M777 is manufactured by BAE Systems' Global Combat Systems division.
Chinook heavy-lift helicopters
Number – 15
Deal Amount – 1 $ Billion
The Chinook was designed and initially produced by Boeing Vertol in the early 1960s; it is now produced by Boeing Rotorcraft Systems. It is one of the few aircraft of that era
It is a multi-mission heavy lift transport helicopter
Its primary job is to move troops, artillery, ammunition, supplies, and equipment on the battlefield
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Friday, September 27, 2013
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