India is concerned about the price of US air defense systems, which was going to replace the "obsolete systems" of Russian production


The U.S. administration approved the sale to India of the IADWS integrated air defense system to protect the country's capital, New Delhi. In the Indian press about this issue came out, which says that the cost of such a complex for India is too high.


According to the latest data, this cost is 1,87 billion US dollars.

An air defense system, including AN / MPQ-64 Sentinel radars and installations with 118 AMRAAM AIM-120C-7 / C-8 missiles, is purchased by order of the Indian Air Force as part of an intergovernmental agreement.

Indian Information Service ANI quotes an unnamed source in the Government of India:

The Americans approved a project worth nearly $ 1,9 billion, but this is almost twice the price that we expected from them. We are very concerned about such a high price. We may have to consider other options for organizing an air defense system in the capital region of the country.

Earlier in India, they announced that they intend to replace "obsolete Russian-made air defense systems in the New Delhi region with more modern short and medium range weapons." The Americans after this statement with their proposal to the Government of India and left.

Also, the Indian Air Force spoke about the high cost of the Predator UAVs, which were originally going to buy from the United States. The manufacturer, as it turned out, offers India to purchase these drones with equipment and weapons for about $ 100 million each. The total volume of the originally planned contract is 30 units. In India, they consider this price sky-high.
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  1. bessmertniy 17 February 2020 06: 57 New
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    Naive Indians lost their money again. lol They hoped for free cheese, and slammed them at a price.
    1. Ratmir_Ryazan 17 February 2020 07: 20 New
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      Hindus are not naive, they are being traded.

      The expectation is that the United States will make its offer cheaper so as not to give Russia an extra chance to sell its air defense systems.
      1. bessmertniy 17 February 2020 07: 27 New
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        Naive, naive - when it was Russian counterparts were cheaper than American!
        1. Ratmir_Ryazan 17 February 2020 07: 51 New
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          when it was Russian analogues were cheaper than American!


          Always.
          1. bessmertniy 17 February 2020 08: 03 New
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            I apologize, I made a mistake - Russian analogues are cheaper, American ones are more expensive. Well, I just wildly apologize for losing the meaning when I wrote the previous comment. Ratmir, I made up for the loss. hi
            1. Ratmir_Ryazan 17 February 2020 08: 28 New
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              Everything is fine. The main thing figured out.
            2. rich 17 February 2020 08: 30 New
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              The U.S. administration approved the sale to India of the IADWS integrated air defense system to protect the country's capital, New Delhi. The Indian press published material on this subject, which says that the cost of such a complex for India is too high

              Hindus in their repertoire are obsolete, but 3 rubles each, these are imported, but 5 rubles each lol
              Contact Rosgosstrakh, take out insurance and sleep peacefully laughing
        2. EnGenius 17 February 2020 19: 07 New
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          I believe all the interest is to get the AIM-120 missiles and study them. There are no other reasonable arguments.
      2. TermNachTer 17 February 2020 20: 23 New
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        And have mattresses ever had cheap weapons or military equipment? It is naive to count on this, and Indians buying "Poseidons" and "Apaches" have already encountered this. Mattress makers are not French, they don’t act on songs with dances.
      3. 73bor 18 February 2020 20: 00 New
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        American cannot be cheaper than Russian a priori, if they think so they are. But an attempt to bring down the price of our complexes takes place.
  2. Pessimist22 17 February 2020 06: 57 New
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    So they will buy in Russia.
  3. rotmistr60 17 February 2020 06: 58 New
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    this is almost twice the price we expected from them. We are very concerned about such a high price.
    Actually, it’s stupid to expect a low price for their weapons from the Americans. Well. Well, try to bargain how you know how to do it. Here are just big doubts that something positive will come of this. As if not to be in the place of the city according to Panikovsky, whom they bought and re-bought several times.
  4. Vladimir_2U 17 February 2020 07: 00 New
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    I'm not an expert of course, but is
    Air defense system, including AN / MPQ-64 Sentinel radars and installations with 118 AMRAAM AIM-120C-7 / C-8 missiles
    normal air defense system if the missiles are not anti-aircraft, specially designed, but aviation?
    1. SovAr238A 17 February 2020 07: 38 New
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      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      I'm not an expert of course, but is
      Air defense system, including AN / MPQ-64 Sentinel radars and installations with 118 AMRAAM AIM-120C-7 / C-8 missiles
      normal air defense system if the missiles are not anti-aircraft, specially designed, but aviation?


      Read about NASAMS complexes ...
      1. Vladimir_2U 17 February 2020 08: 54 New
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        Well read, but what has changed? Norwegians have at least AMRAAM-ER and RIMs with ships in the composition, and these aircraft have relatively low maneuverability and MANPADS missiles.
        1. SovAr238A 19 February 2020 10: 03 New
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          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          Well read, but what has changed? Norwegians have at least AMRAAM-ER and RIMs with ships in the composition, and these aircraft have relatively low maneuverability and MANPADS missiles.


          Why didn’t you read about purchases installations with 118 AMRAAM AIM-120C-7 / C-8 missiles ?

          I’m sure that the radar will be the last generation: AN / MPQ-64A3 or TPQ version ...
          with a range of 75km.
          1. Vladimir_2U 19 February 2020 11: 39 New
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            Why didn’t you read about
            Quote: Vladimir_2U
            AMRAAM-ER and RIM ship
            ? Can't you see the difference between AMRAAM AIM-120C-7 / C-8 and AMRAAM-ER and RIM?
            1. SovAr238A 19 February 2020 18: 34 New
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              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              ? Can't you see the difference between AMRAAM AIM-120C-7 / C-8 and AMRAAM-ER and RIM?


              Well, firstly, the AMRAAM-ER you have indicated has not yet left the test stage. Reiteon is still writing about ongoing trials.
              Secondly, neither Kongsberg nor Rayton mentions a word about the RIM-162 ESSM as a rocket for NASAMS. For it will not be in the ground air defense system.
              Therefore, for almost 20 years, the base rocket for NASAMS has been precisely the C7, and Sidwinder's dopnik.
              1. Vladimir_2U 20 February 2020 08: 51 New
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                Quote: SovAr238A
                Secondly, neither Kongsberg nor Rayton mentions a word about the RIM-162 ESSM as a rocket for NASAMS. For it will not be in the ground air defense system.
                Therefore, for almost 20 years, the base rocket for NASAMS has been precisely the C7, and Sidwinder’s dopnik
                Well, so be it, but can the air defense missile defense system based on aviation missiles be considered full-fledged, compared with air defense systems based on specially designed missiles? There is no answer in articles about NASAMS.
    2. EXPrompt 17 February 2020 12: 03 New
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      You do not know the details of the same AIM-120 based air defense of Washington itself, as many as 4 re divisions, only the Norwegian complex is standing.
      The states have no question what missiles, they have a different question, if only not to shoot down planes from a big slingshot.
      And the most characteristic thing in the United States, not one Patriot complex is not deployed in the states. . they then all about the patriot and his abilities know.
      1. SovAr238A 19 February 2020 18: 47 New
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        Quote: EXPrompt

        And the most characteristic thing in the United States, not one Patriot complex is not deployed in the states. . they then all about the patriot and his abilities know.

        400 launchers are in storage in the United States with the deployment of the first within 6 hours ...
        Regularly unfold massively in exercises.
        1. EXPrompt 20 February 2020 10: 15 New
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          That's right, they are in warehouses .. deployed on real combat duty == 0
  5. zulusuluz 17 February 2020 07: 12 New
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    And the funny thing is that part of this weapon was created by Hindu engineers ...
  6. Astra wild 17 February 2020 07: 13 New
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    Colleagues, maybe this is a conscious leak into the press? Perhaps they are signaling to us that we can buy your system if we agree in price. Who knows these Indians, perhaps, though, so that Russia, or who else produces such systems, competes with the Americans?
    1. Ratmir_Ryazan 17 February 2020 07: 21 New
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      Rather, they honk the United States - sell cheaper, otherwise we’ll buy from Russia.
      1. Lamata 17 February 2020 08: 00 New
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        And can they use them?
        1. Ratmir_Ryazan 17 February 2020 08: 27 New
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          They can, don’t doubt, the Indians are no more stupid than us.
          1. Lamata 17 February 2020 08: 28 New
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            maybe only more squint
            1. Ratmir_Ryazan 17 February 2020 08: 45 New
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              maybe only more squint


              Not at all, they just have less experience in some industries.
      2. Nick Russ 17 February 2020 08: 06 New
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        Here rather, the well-known honesty and unobtrusiveness of the Americans took place. But since prices are sky-high and efficiency is in question, the latter outweighs the former a little. laughing
  7. krops777 17 February 2020 07: 32 New
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    The Americans approved a project worth nearly $ 1,9 billion, but this is almost twice the price that we expected from them. We are very concerned about such a high price.


    That is, we type did not know that the Americans will break such a price, it smacks of frank lies and an attempt to bring down the price.
    1. Lamata 17 February 2020 08: 18 New
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      During the negotiations, they sang and danced, and the Americans favorably watched. and at the end they rolled out the price tag. but here you can’t help with the songs.
  8. rocket757 17 February 2020 07: 37 New
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    India is concerned about the price of US air defense systems, which was going to replace the "obsolete systems" of Russian production

    Shaw say?
    BEAUTIFULLY! Let's see what happens next. We look forward to the "classic Indian dances."
    1. cniza 17 February 2020 09: 05 New
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      It looks like there will be only songs, my feet are frozen ... hi
      1. rocket757 17 February 2020 09: 42 New
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        The legs could also trample, they arrange too many dances, for any reason ... just let them knock on the buoy for entourage!
  9. Hog
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    We decided to take the American system, take it. It’s not necessary to turn on the back, otherwise you see our systems are painfully expensive.
  10. Viktor Sergeev 17 February 2020 07: 56 New
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    They can only buy American air defense, well, or those who received a good rollback.
  11. Prisoner 17 February 2020 08: 26 New
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    So what do you want? Amers need to recapture the officials’ fees spent on bakshish, the fees for the “experts,” well, there’s little things there. Dance, gentlemen, we are dancing. lol
  12. Jarserge 17 February 2020 08: 35 New
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    Hindus just think that they will make the brain to the Americans, with the price of weapons, exactly the same as Russia. This is an interesting "movie" buy popcorn
  13. Andrey Mikhaylov 17 February 2020 08: 40 New
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    For some reason, I’m not even surprised by Jimi Jimi, everyone dances, in a word, Indians.
  14. cniza 17 February 2020 09: 04 New
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    The total volume of the originally planned contract is 30 units. In India, they consider this price sky-high.


    But from the USA and in practice they have not yet shown themselves or we don’t know ...
  15. V.I.P. 17 February 2020 09: 12 New
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    Who knows what complexes they want to remove and replace with state ones? What is there from the Soviet Union that now protects their capital ??))))
  16. ultra 17 February 2020 10: 10 New
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    Well, "rafali" they bought 200 lyam, but what’s wrong here? laughing
  17. ultra 17 February 2020 10: 12 New
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    I would suggest that they buy them from the “Hussites", they land for the record and at a price, I think, will cost inexpensively. wassat
  18. Butchcassidy 17 February 2020 10: 14 New
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    Also, the Indian Air Force spoke about the high cost of the Predator UAVs, which were originally going to buy from the United States. The manufacturer, as it turned out, offers India to purchase these drones with equipment and weapons for about $ 100 million each. The total volume of the originally planned contract is 30 units. In India, they consider this price sky-high.


    Given the fact that 1 UAV costs about 4 million, it turns out control systems and weapons for 1 unit cost 96 million? I understand the Indians, this is a little more than doh.rena ...
  19. Last centurion 17 February 2020 12: 52 New
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    It was necessary to worry when contacted the United States. and now taste the cacti ... any rollback for their own money will happen :)))) transferred the money from a half-empty pocket to a holey one. applause :)
  20. g1washntwn 17 February 2020 14: 46 New
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    IMHO, the lunch (contract) was comprehensive and the air defense system in the common plate. What will they say when the cost of shrimp is separated from rice?