30 Jan '16, 2pm

US-2 aircraft to be imported in flyaway condition

US-2 aircraft to be imported in flyaway condition

NEW DELHI: In a major shift, the Defence Ministry has decided to purchase all 12 US-2 amphibious aircraft from Japan in flyaway condition under government-to-government deal, much like India is pursuing the Rafale fighter procurement. This is for the first time after the World War-II that Japan will be exporting its equipment to a foreign military. The decision to shift the procurement process from ‘Buy and Make (Global)’ to ‘Buy Global’ was initiated this month, sources in the Defence Ministry told UNI. “Procurement concept for 12 US-2 amphibian aircraft for the Indian Navy changed from ‘Make in India’ to a direct import,” said the sources, adding that the decision was guided by the realisation that Indian Industry was not in a position yet to absorb such huge project with its viability also under doubts. The decision to acquire the aircraft was taken during Prime Ministe...

Full article: http://www.defencenews.in/article/US-2-aircraft-to-be-imp...

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