US approves $1.9 billion sale to India of Integrated Air Defense Weapon System

February 11, 2020

The Defense Post:

The U.S. Department of State approved a possible sale to India of an Integrated Air Defense Weapon System (IADWS) for $1.9 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Monday, February 10.

India has requested the $1.867 billion (INR 13,500 Crore) IADWS system “to modernize its armed forces, and to expand its existing air defense architecture to counter threats posed by air attack,” DSCA said in a release.

The approval includes five AN/MPQ-64Fl Sentinel radar systems, Fire Distribution Centers (FDC), Electrical Optical/Infrared sensor systems, and Multi-spectral Targeting System-Model A (MTS-A).

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