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India requests CBRN equipment FMS

15th May 2017 - 10:30 by The Shephard News Team

India requests CBRN equipment FMS

The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of CBRN support equipment to the government of India, it was announced on 11 May. The estimated cost of the package is $75 million.

India has requested 38,034 M50 general purpose masks, Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology, which consists of suits, pairs of trousers, pairs of gloves, pairs of boots and NBC bags; aprons, alternative aprons, quick doff hoods and M61 filters.

The package will also include training, technical data, US government technical assistance, staging/consolidation, transportation and other related elements of logistics support.

If the sale goes ahead, Avon Protection Systems will be the principal contractor for the programme.

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