As expected, the Indian Air Force in the current fiscal year will conclude contracts for the acquisition of foreign military aircraft and helicopters for a total amount of 25 billion U.S. dollars.
These include the long-awaited signing of the contract for the purchase of 126 fighters functional (20 billion dollars), 3 aircraft for special operations C-130J, 22 attack helicopters, Boeing Apache Longbow (1,2 миллиардов dollars), 15 transport helicopters languid Boeing CH Chinook (1,4 миллиардов dollars) and 6 European refueling aircraft A-330 MRTT (2 billion dollars).
«Air Force entered the unprecedented step of modernization. Ability of military aircraft will be increased across the entire range of tasks. 5 large transactions total cost 25 billion dollars have all chances to be signed in the current fiscal year, «said Air Force Commander, Air Chief Marshal NA K Browne (NAK Browne).
As sources told Financial Express (June 7), the Air Force are negotiating the purchase of an additional 6 C-130J aircraft manufactured by the American company Lockheed Martin. In addition, the Air Force will receive 10 of heavy transport aircraft Boeing C-17 Globemaster III for the amount of $ 5 billion Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled from June 2013 to June 2015. As in the case of the C-130J, India plans to increment the amount of C-17 by 10 machine.