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Seahawks needed yesterday, says frustrated Indian Navy

7th December 2017 - 08:30 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


The Indian Navy (IN) is exasperated. Years of procrastination and delays in awarding a contract for 16 S-70B multirole helicopters (MRH), an RfP for which was released in 2008, has seen the navy repeatedly appealing to the MoD to hasten the procurement.

It is now likely the deal could be made under the US government’s Foreign Military Sales programme with a firm order for 24 aircraft, which would include the previous eight options.

‘The MRH is most important for us. The bid expired and the company did not extend the validity. We have reinitiated the case and are going

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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