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India Chooses to Lease MQ-9B Guardian UAVs
  • 03:25 AM, November 26, 2020
India Chooses to Lease MQ-9B Guardian UAVs

MQ-9 SeaGuardian drone
The Indian Navy has leased a pair of MQ-9 SeaGuardian drones that come with an expensive price tag as instead of buying them.
A report by Hindustan Times states that two MQ-9Bs have been leased for one year. The aircraft arrived in India in early November and the Navy began undertaking missions last week. Capable of operating at an altitude of 40,000 feet, the MQ-9B UAVs have an endurance of 30 hours and a range of more than 5,000 nautical miles.
The drones will be based at the Naval Air Station Rajali in Tamil Nadu, which is also home to the Indian Navy’s fleet of P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft.
New Delhi has been mulling at MQ-9 purchase for long. It wanted to acquire 30 drones for $3 billion. After the U.S. eased restrictions on the export of its military grade drones with maximum speed below 800kmph, India was expected to go ahead with the contract. The matter was reportedly even discussed during the recent U.S.-India 2+2 ministerial dialogue in New Delhi.
The country has lately been encouraging leasing of military equipment, and had even introduced it as another category in its Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020 that came into effect on October 1. Aside of being a cheaper option, leasing provides means to possess and operate an asset without owning it. It may be preferred in cases where there are time constraints and where the capability is needed for a specific time or would be under-utilised if procured.

what? 2012 or 2020 supa powa buy or lease foreign weapons? But China make frontline by herself?
Must be fake news
 

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what? 2012 or 2020 supa powa buy or lease foreign weapons? But China make frontline by herself?
Must be fake news
You do realize that inferior Chinese drones are being discarded in favor of Turkish ones , which are basically Canadian components put together ?
 

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Pakistan and China need to pressure India a little bit harder, then Uncle Sam will count every coins in India deep pocket.
 

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Money is the factor. Read my reply again. I can draw in crayons to explain if you want ?
In a dictatorship, the government does not have to worry about its people and can spend any amount on anything without any consequences. As a Chinese you can understand that. If xi wants , tomorrow he can double the defence budget and face no resistance. Like in 62 , your soldiers were well fed , while millions of ordinary Chinese were dying in famines . Thats not how a democracy works.
India is world's BIGGEST arms importer.

Meanwhile, India is performing WORSE THAN NORTH KOREA in the indicators like life expectancy, hunger situation, literacy rate, % of kids are stunted.

According to your comment, India is clearly a dictatorship country; but North Korea is democratic.
 

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You do realize that inferior Chinese drones are being discarded in favor of Turkish ones , which are basically Canadian components put together ?
Wing loong 2 just completed its 50th export delivery, the wing loong series completed its 100th delivery back in 2018..and this is just the performance of one company, we have several off the shelf ucav series, all selling like hot cakes.
you can keep hitting the keyboard while we counts the cash.
 

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Wing loong 2 just completed its 50th export delivery, the wing loong series completed its 100th delivery back in 2018..and this is just the performance of one company, we have several off the shelf ucav series, all selling like hot cakes.
you can keep hitting the keyboard while we counts the cash.
You do realize quantity never trumps quality ? Like check the sales of Mercedes vs fiat in any market . Not saying Chinese drones match fiat in quality, but you get the drift.
 

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You do realize that inferior Chinese drones are being discarded in favor of Turkish ones , which are basically Canadian components put together ?
fucking lying slum dogs rss, go take a proper education instead of on what’s app university
You do realize quantity never trumps quality ? Like check the sales of Mercedes vs fiat in any market . Not saying Chinese drones match fiat in quality, but you get the drift.
rich from a country has to import rifles and bullets
 

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You do realize quantity never trumps quality ? Like check the sales of Mercedes vs fiat in any market . Not saying Chinese drones match fiat in quality, but you get the drift.
not every countries picked the items like india "suppose after buying, India finds it not so useful ", you have demonstrates your iq superiority over procurment teams from dozen different countries by hitting the keyboard, bravo to you again.
 

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You do realize quantity never trumps quality ? Like check the sales of Mercedes vs fiat in any market . Not saying Chinese drones match fiat in quality, but you get the drift.
If Chinese drones are fiat, Indian drones are this "Benz"
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the indus are happy to pay, we are happy to counts the cash.
simply shows the difference of the two enithicy.
 

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Remember when the Indian military thought planets were Chinese drones? :lol:

Indian military has to be the most clueless and unprofessional military in the world. Seeing the comments from top Indian generals you can tell they are no different to Indian PDF trolls. You expect professionalism from top military generals but not in India. You saw the lack of professionalism by the Indian soldiers when they ran away like cowards from the PLA.

Indians are weak, timid and easy beats. India has become China’s favourite whipping boys.
 

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Very big ambition, very loud annoucement, very noisy excitement, very small "piggy bank".

It's like telling everyone you are going to buy a new Lexus, but come home with an used Tercel.

To be fair, India would have earned a lot of more respect, if not for this chronical bad habit.
 

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Very big ambition, very loud annoucement, very noisy excitement, very small "piggy bank".

It's like telling everyone you are going to buy a new Lexus, but come home with an used Tercel.

To be fair, India would have earned a lot of more respect, if not for this chronical bad habit.
The British never left, those Congress rule India like British, not much changed, they are ruling their own country men like foreign colonizers.

The BJP/RSS are in fever, bashed everything Congress did, demolished all the architecture of India politics built by Congress in passed decades, but BJP/RSS are all talk, big mouth, provoking every neighbors, lack of delivery.

There will not be revolution in 1000 years, such a pathetic nation.

The Indian politicians are good at decoration like chicks.
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