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Indian Air Force sets sights on air defence guns

4th January 2018 - 10:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Indian Air Force is replacing out-of-date L/70 40mm and ZU-23-2B 23mm air defence guns via a limited tender for new-generation short-range air defence systems that was issued on 26 December.

The MoD has allocated $1.5 billion for this ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category project after the Defence Acquisition Council cleared the purchase last March. The overall requirement is for 244 guns (equating to 61 systems), plus 228 fire control and search radars and 204,000 rounds of ammunition.

Only domestic firms have been invited to participate in the bidding process, although they would team up with international partners.

Those companies

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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