US Approves Sale Of $82 Million Harpoon Joint Common Test Sets to India

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US Approves Sale Of $82 Million Harpoon Joint Common Test Sets to India

Pentagon said proposed sale of the equipment would not alter basic military balance (Representational)

Washington:

The United States has approved the sale of Harpoon Joint Common Test Set (JCTS) and related equipment to India for an estimated cost of $82 million.

The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified the US in this regard Monday.

The proposed Foreign Military Sale, the State Department said, will improve India's capability to meet current and future threats by providing with flexible and efficient Harpoon missile maintenance capabilities to ensure maximum force readiness.

Noting that India will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces, the Pentagon said the proposed sale of this equipment and support would not alter the basic military balance in the region.

“The principal contractor will be The Boeing Company, St. Louis, MO. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Any offset agreement required by India will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor(s),” it said.

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