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Mountain Strike Corp Against China :: India approves M-777 Howitzers from the US

Mountain Strike Corp Against China :: India approves M-777 Howitzers from the US

The Indian Ministry of Defense has approved the purchase of 145 M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzers from BAE Systems at a cost of about $750 million, according to Indian media reports. The government-to-government deal will occur under the Pentagon’s so-called Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. “We are pleased that the Indian government is progressing the Foreign Military Sale of M777. This combat-proven system will provide the Indian Army with superior artillery capability at an advantageous price with early deliveries,” a BAE Systems press release stated. A final contract is expected to be signed by the end of August. Delivery of the first batch of guns can begin within six months after the deal has been inked and should be completed by 2021. The Indian MOD’s Defense Acquisition Council (DAC), headed by Indian Minister of Defense Manohar Parrikar, agreed to purchase 25 g...

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