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India is planning to purchase 30 General Atomics MQ-9A Reaper drones from the United States for approximately $3 billion and use them in the border region with China as well as strategic waterways, India Today reported on Wednesday, citing sources.
The deal is expected to get an "acceptance of necessity" at an upcoming meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council, headed by Minister Rajnath Singh. Though the procedure is only the first step in weapons procurement, the deal, which has been in the pipeline over the past three years, will be fast-tracked.

Six drones are set to be acquired immediately and delivered in a few months, while the remaining 24 unmanned aerial vehicles are to be purchased over the next three years.

"The MQ9-A is satellite-steered, can float above the target at 45,000 feet and stay on task for 35 hours, using radar and electronic support measures to locate the enemy—it could be anywhere, the Gulf of Aden or the Malacca Straits or in Eastern Ladakh", a senior defence official told the newspaper.
The US is the second-largest exporter of arms to India after Russia.

Armed forces personnel from both countries clashed this past June in the Galwan Valley, where the Indian region of Ladakh borders China's Aksai Chin region, amid a territorial dispute between the two countries. An overnight skirmish claimed lives of at least 20 Indian soldiers in the area.

Further incidents have been reported as recently as 8 September.

 

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India is planning to purchase 30 General Atomics MQ-9A Reaper drones from the United States for approximately $3 billion and use them in the border region with China as well as strategic waterways, India Today reported on Wednesday, citing sources.
The deal is expected to get an "acceptance of necessity" at an upcoming meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council, headed by Minister Rajnath Singh. Though the procedure is only the first step in weapons procurement, the deal, which has been in the pipeline over the past three years, will be fast-tracked.

Six drones are set to be acquired immediately and delivered in a few months, while the remaining 24 unmanned aerial vehicles are to be purchased over the next three years.


The US is the second-largest exporter of arms to India after Russia.

Armed forces personnel from both countries clashed this past June in the Galwan Valley, where the Indian region of Ladakh borders China's Aksai Chin region, amid a territorial dispute between the two countries. An overnight skirmish claimed lives of at least 20 Indian soldiers in the area.

Further incidents have been reported as recently as 8 September.

Everyone just milking the holy cow before it is butchered :D

China is more than capable of handling whatever India throws at it. Pakistan should also now seriously look into drone procurement especially from Turkey and China.
 

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Everyone just milking the holy cow before it is butchered :D

China is more than capable of handling whatever India throws at it. Pakistan should also now seriously look into drone procurement especially from Turkey and China.
We should get paid from all their panic buying.

PS: everything is off the shelf, take your pick.8-)
 

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India is planning to purchase 30 General Atomics MQ-9A Reaper drones from the United States for approximately $3 billion and use them in the border region with China as well as strategic waterways, India Today reported on Wednesday, citing sources.
The deal is expected to get an "acceptance of necessity" at an upcoming meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council, headed by Minister Rajnath Singh. Though the procedure is only the first step in weapons procurement, the deal, which has been in the pipeline over the past three years, will be fast-tracked.

Six drones are set to be acquired immediately and delivered in a few months, while the remaining 24 unmanned aerial vehicles are to be purchased over the next three years.


The US is the second-largest exporter of arms to India after Russia.

Armed forces personnel from both countries clashed this past June in the Galwan Valley, where the Indian region of Ladakh borders China's Aksai Chin region, amid a territorial dispute between the two countries. An overnight skirmish claimed lives of at least 20 Indian soldiers in the area.

Further incidents have been reported as recently as 8 September.

100 billion a piece, are they insane? Amount must be incorrect otherwise who will pay 3 billion for 30 drones?
 

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India invites Israeli companies to meet $130 billion weapons need
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India and Israel have been traditionally secretive about defence and security cooperation between their respective governments and industry. On Thursday, however, senior Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials revealed that of the $4.9 billion in annual trade between the two countries (2019-20), defence purchases from Israel account for over a billion dollars each year. Sanjay Jaju, the MoD’s interface with the defence industry, also disclosed that India and Israel are collaborating on research and development (R&D) in nine focus areas, including big data analytics and cyber secu.....
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They could have made so many Toilets, Roads, Schools and Hospitals with this money. The unit costs may also include Spares, Repairs, Ammo, Logistics, Training ETC
You see india is not a country who will roam door to door for 1 bn aid package.
India has deep pockets, and this 3 bln deal no one even blinks twice here.
 

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You see india is not a country who will roam door to door for 1 bn aid package.
India has deep pockets, and this 3 bln deal no one even blinks twice here.
You have deep pocket but your people are suffering, heart wrenching poverty is everywhere in your country, farmer are committing suicide... so much for deep pocket.
 

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The dutch bought $80 Million a pop in 2018, including ground stations, missiles and support cost.

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That drone is very expensive. Not really amaze with that 80 million USD per drone since the projected total development cost of KFX/IFX program is even a bit lower than Rapier development cost.
 

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