The Indian Navy's helicopter plans and purchases

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    Where is actual proof of the intent from IA for such a large order? We all can do guess work but it should be based on something rite?
     
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    Kuwait Ministry of Defence orders 30 H225M Caracal helicopters

    Marignane, 9 August 2016 – Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Kuwait Ministry of Defence for the purchase of 30 H225M Caracal multirole utility helicopters as well as an associated support and services package, during the visit of the French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to Kuwait today.

    “We are greatly honored that the Kuwait Ministry of Defence has chosen the H225M Caracal as the best platform to fulfill its demanding operational requirements” said Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “Our relationship with Kuwait dates back more than 40 years with Super Pumas, Pumas and Gazelles having been delivered to the Armed Forces of the State of Kuwait over the past decades. This H225M Caracal contract opens a new chapter in our cooperation. I would like to personally thank the Kuwait Air Force which placed its trust in our products to renew its helicopter fleet, and I am also grateful for the confidence of the Kuwait National Guard which has decided to create its helicopter squadron with the support of Airbus Helicopters”, Guillaume Faury added.

    During the visit, Airbus Helicopters representatives recognized the key role played by French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian who provided his continued support to the realization of this project, in line with the existing France-Kuwait strategic relationship.

    Kuwait’s fleet of H225M Caracal will be used for a wide variety of missions such as combat search-and-rescue, naval operations, medical evacuation and military transportation. The helicopters will be operated by the Kuwait Air Force and the Kuwait National Guard. A combat-proven platform with exceptional payload, a world-class automatic flight control system and long endurance, the H225M Caracal has demonstrated its versatility and performance even in the harshest operational environments.

    The H225M Caracal is the latest evolution of the successful Super Puma / Cougar family of military helicopters, with more than 500 units delivered worldwide. Kuwait is the latest nation to join the community of Caracal users with 138 H225M Caracal having been ordered so far by France, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Kuwait.

    http://www.airbusgroup.com/int/en/n...ence-orders-30-H225M-Caracal-helicopters.html
     
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    It has been mentioned a few times the IA is seriosuly considering placing an order for 39 and the follow on clause will be fore 20+ units. I think all in all IAF+IA orders for the Apache will be around 70-80 units with 250 or so LCH and 200 or so Rudra.
     
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    Israel requests $300m sale of SH-60F Sea-Hawk helicopter from US

    The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of the potential $300m foreign military sale (FMS) of SH-60F Sea-Hawk helicopter equipment and support to Israel.

    Approved by the US State Department, Israel has requested for up to twelve T-700 GE 401C engines, ten installed and two spares; eight AN/APN-194(V) radar altimeters; eight AN/APN-217A doppler radar navigation sets; and eight AN/ARN-15l (V)2 global positioning systems.

    The proposed deal also covers eight AN/APX100(V) identification friend or foe (IFF) transponder sets, eight OA-8697 A/ARD direction finding groups, eight AN/ARN-118(V) NAV receivers, eight AN/ARN-146 on top position indicators, sixteen IP-1544A/ASQ-200 horizontal situation video displays (HSVD), and eight AN/ARC-174A (V) two HF radios.

    Additionally, the sale involves the delivery of 16 AN/ARC182(V) UHF/UHF radios; eight PIN 70600-81010-011 communication system controllers; eight GAU-16 50 calibre machine guns; eight M-60D/M-240 machine guns; eight internal auxiliary fuel tanks; 16 external auxiliary fuel tanks; and eight C-11822/AWQ controllers, armament system.

    Under a separate notification, Israel has also been approved to procure eight SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopters through the Excess Defense Articles (EDA) programme.


    The sale is expected to help improve Israel’s ability to meet current and future threats.

    Science and Engineering Services, and General Electric (GE) will be the principal contractors for the sale.

    The SH-60F Sea-Hawk helicopter for Israel is expected to conduct troop / transport deployment, communications relay, gunfire support, and search-and-rescue.

    It will also be engaged in secondary missions, such as vertical replenishment, combat search-and-rescue, and humanitarian missions.

    Israel intends to use the capability to combat regional threats and to boost its homeland defence.

    http://www.naval-technology.com/new...of-sh-60f-sea-hawk-helicopter-from-us-4944827
     
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    Yeah, as i said in the above post 2-3 sq for IA and 3 sq for IAF. For IAF a sq is of 11 units and for IA a sq is 13-14. That means 70-75. Not hundred as @Gessler said.

    Last time heard, shiv aroor said only 28 for IA as reported by Boeing representatives.

    http://www.livefistdefence.com/2016/11/yes-india-wants-a-lot-more-apaches.html
     
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