The US State Department has approved the sale of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) equipment worth US$75 million to the Indian armed forces under the foreign military sales (FMS) program.
Under the proposed sale, the Indian government has requested 38,034 M50 general purpose masks; Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST), which consists of 38,034 each: suits, pairs of trousers, pairs of gloves, pairs of boots and NBC bags; 854 aprons; 854 alternative aprons; 9,509 Quick Doff Hoods; and 114,102 M61 filters, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday. Also included in the potential sale is training; technical data; U.S. Government technical assistance; staging/consolidation; transportation; and other related elements of logistics support.
The principal contractor involved in this program is Avon Protection Systems, Inc., Cadillac, MI.
India intends to use these defense articles and services to modernize its armed forces. This will contribute to the Indian military’s goal to update its capability while enhancing the relationship between India and the United States, the release states.