Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Statement On Chinook Win In Indian Parliament

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Indian Defence Minister AK Antony in Parliament: "In the proposal initiated by Indian Air Force (IAF) for procurement of 15 Heavy Lift Helicopters, M/s Boeing with Chinook Helicopter has emerged as the L1 Vendor. The cost of the Contract would depend upon outcome of the Contract negotiation with the L1 Vendor, which has not yet concluded. The Field Evaluation Trials for these Helicopters conducted by the Indian Air Force have found them to be compliant with all the stated Air Staff Qualitative Requirements (ASQRs). Divulging further details in this regard may not be in the interest of National security."

5 comments :

Joy said...

Dealing with Yanks has been a much better experience then dealing with the Ruskis. The Americans always deliver on time and under budget and have excellent quality. On the other hand there is always the looming question about their stand on end user monitoring and their reliability during an Indo-Pak war.

Anonymous said...

Hmm. Very curious that last statement. Further details may be with respect to bribes taken.

prodyut said...

The string of American acquisitions- Jalaswa, Howitzers, Chinooks, P8s, C17 et al-nothing wrong about them of course- makes me feel a bit uneasy. I hope them Yanks are not twisting our arms ( sorry for Pun!)

BTW is the Howitzers light because they have no Auto Loader? Must be a devil to load 50 kg shells and similar weight in bagged charges in Ladakh's thin air.

sents said...

If USA wins in a competition, there are no reports of scam or there are no delays. Why is that? Is everybody afraid of USA. Just a observation.

Hind said...

its good that a good product is also the L1 vendor.