India to buy radar systems for $140 million

India has signed an agreement with the US government to buy eight Thales Raytheon Systems’ AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder counter-battery artillery radars.

India has signed an agreement with the US government to buy eight Thales Raytheon Systems’ AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder counter-battery artillery radars with related support.

The deal is said to include generators, trailers, communications equipment, training, logistics services, Quality Assurance Team (QAT), spare and repair parts, publications and other related elements of program support.

The current estimated value of this Foreign Military Sales (FMS) procurement is approximately $140 million with final price negotiations to be completed shortly.

A team of officials from the U. S. Army and Ministry of Defence of India spent several days in Washington this week conducting an intense effort that worked out the details for this first FMS agreement with India in more than a decade.

The AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder is a long-range weapon-locating radar system that quickly detects and pinpoints the location of adversary long-range weapons. The principal contractor for this equipment will be Thales Raytheon Systems.

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