Indian Navy ordered weapons for Boeing P-8I Poseidon aircraft in the USA

Indian Navy ordered weapons for Boeing P-8I Poseidon aircraft in the USA

The Indian Navy requested the United States to sell ten Boeing AGM-84L Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles and 16 54 mm caliber anti-submarine torpedoes Raytheon Mk 324 LWT. The armament is intended for the American base patrol aircraft Boeing P-8I Neptune (Poseidon), armed with the Indian Navy.


The planned sale of the requested weapons will take place through the American program of intergovernmental foreign military sales Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The US State Department has already given its permission to sell, a corresponding notice has been sent to Congress.

It is reported that the cost of Harpoon Block II missiles will be $ 92 million, and India will pay $ 54 million for the Mk 16 torpedoes (except for 63 combat torpedoes, five practical torpedoes will be included in the delivery).

According to the bmpd blog, the Indian Navy received eight American P-2012I base patrol aircraft, armed with the 2015nd Indian Marine Squadron, in the period 8-312 aviation. In addition, in 2016, India ordered four more R-8I aircraft with delivery in 2021-2022. In June 2019, the Indian Ministry of Defense approved the acquisition for the Indian Navy of ten more American base patrol aircraft P-8I Poseidon (Indian name - Neptune), but subsequently their number was reduced to six.
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  1. Same lech April 17 2020 09: 57 New
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    This is how the Americans are tied to the client ... armament, service, spare parts are all from the USA ... it is strange that Indians do not require the United States to transfer them the production technologies of these weapons. what
    1. Victor_B April 17 2020 10: 21 New
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      Quote: The same Lech
      This is how the Americans are tied to the client ... armament, service, spare parts are all from the USA ... it is strange that Indians do not require the United States to transfer them the production technologies of these weapons. what

      Well, actually a Poseidon machine is VERY worthy!
      I don’t presume to judge better / worse than our IL-28, but, rather, it’s better anyway ...
      And about localization, nothing is written in the article. There are fuselages for the AH-64 Apache, maybe they will allow Poseidon secrets.
      1. Siberian 66 April 17 2020 10: 28 New
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        Not only is it very decent, but it is also massively built and delivered abroad, and the IL-38 can be counted on the fingers ... And with this amount of IL-38, compared to the size of the sea borders, our PLO turned into a fiction ...
        1. ancient April 17 2020 11: 40 New
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          Quote: Siberian 66
          and count the IL-38 on the fingers.

          Well, to compare them with each other ... at least ... not correctly soldier
          1. Bongo April 17 2020 14: 22 New
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            Quote: ancient
            Quote: Siberian 66
            and count the IL-38 on the fingers.

            Well, to compare them with each other ... at least ... not correctly soldier

            Hi, hello! Glad you are with us again! drinks Your presence in specialized topics for Military Review was clearly not enough!
        2. voyaka uh April 17 2020 12: 27 New
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          Poseidon flies more than 100 pieces. With that being
          they are 250 million dollars
      2. ancient April 17 2020 11: 39 New
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        Quote: Victor_B
        better / worse than our IL-28

        In the aviation fleet, IL-28 were only in the "T" version wink
    2. Zaurbek April 17 2020 11: 29 New
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      Of the real competitors, only the Japanese .... they have their own aircraft and filling. But they are more expensive. All, there are no more competitors. Therefore, as they want, they trade.
  2. sanik2020 April 17 2020 09: 59 New
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    The planned sale of the requested weapons will take place through the American program of intergovernmental foreign military sales Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The US State Department has already given its permission to sell, a corresponding notice has been sent to Congress.

    After all, the USA is an ally of Pakistan and India is at odds with it, how will the Americans explain this to an ally, or, as always, will they slip an electronic bookmark on the Indians?
    1. Teberii April 17 2020 10: 10 New
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      As Russia sold S-400 to Turkey, they will explain.
    2. Blackmokona April 17 2020 10: 53 New
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      There has already been castling for a long time. Now the USA is an ally of India, and Pakistan is a friend of China.
      There was nothing for the Taliban to feed Pakistan
    3. timokhin-aa April 19 2020 21: 28 New
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      They need a counterbalance to China, and Pakistan is an ally of China, not the United States.
  3. APASUS April 17 2020 10: 12 New
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    ten aircraft anti-ship missiles Boeing AGM-84L Harpoon Block II and 16 anti-submarine torpedoes Raytheon Mk 54 LWT

    A bit of a strange amount. For fighting, very little for stupid maneuvers (a missile after each flight must be sent for maintenance)
  4. askort154 April 17 2020 10: 36 New
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    Victor_B ..I don’t presume to judge better / worse than our IL-28s, but rather it’s better anyway.

    Better not to judge! wink IL-28 is one of the best front-line bombers of the 50s of the last century. yes
    1. ancient April 17 2020 11: 48 New
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      Quote: askort154
      IL-28 is one of the best front-line bombers of the 50s of the last century.

      good drinks soldier
  5. Servisinzhener April 17 2020 11: 07 New
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    It would be good for us to have an airplane of such a plan. Based on the Tu-214 that are now idle.
  6. LVMI1980 April 17 2020 12: 03 New
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    P-8 and IL-38SD are equivalent complexes. the Americans just shoved the equipment into another glider.
    By the way, IL-38SD was transferred to India after modernization about 15 years ago, during which time we also gained experience wink
    1. Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg) April 17 2020 14: 00 New
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      P-8 and IL-38SD equivalent complexes

      Yak-3 twists the F-35 in the BVB, yeah. God's dew.
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    2. Fizik M April 19 2020 21: 24 New
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      Quote: LVMI1980
      P-8 and IL-38SD equivalent complexes

      no
      even taking into account the fact that both are delivered in a very "castrated" form
      ours, alas, is not close
      but amer is better in some ways
  7. LVMI1980 April 17 2020 17: 04 New
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    Quote: Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
    P-8 and IL-38SD equivalent complexes

    Yak-3 twists the F-35 in the BVB, yeah. God's dew.

    I see you are a "specialist ..."
    1. Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg) April 17 2020 17: 57 New
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      Do experts "Americans just shoved equipment into a new glider"? In what area are you a specialist, excuse me?