US Okays $1.867B Raytheon-Kongsberg NASAMS Air Defence System Sale to India

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he United States has approved a Foreign Military Sale to India of an Integrated Air Defense Weapon System (IADWS), also called National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) for an estimated cost of $1.867 billion.

The principal contractors involved in this program are The Raytheon Corporation and Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on February 7, 2020,  a DSCA release said Monday.

The Government of India has requested to buy an Integrated Air Defense Weapon System (IADWS) comprised of:  five AN/MPQ-64Fl Sentinel radar systems; 118 AMRAAM AIM-120C-7/C-8 missiles; three  AMRAAM Guidance Sections; four AMRAAM Control Sections; and 134 Stinger FIM-92L missiles.

Also included are 32 M4A1 rifles; 40,320 M855 5.56mm cartridges; Fire Distribution Centers (FDC); Handheld Remote Terminals; Electrical Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Sensor Systems; AMRAAM Non-Developmental Item-Airborne Instrumentation Units (NDI­AIU); Multi-spectral Targeting System-Model A (MTS-A); Canister Launchers (CN); High Mobility Launchers (HML); Dual Mount Stinger (DMS) Air Defense Systems; Vehicle Mounted Stinger Rapid Ranger Air Defense Systems; communications equipment; tool kits; test, training and maintenance. The total estimated cost is $1.867 billion.

India intends to use these defense articles to expand its existing air defense architecture to counter threats posed by air attack.

There are no known offset agreements proposed in conjunction with this proposed sale; however, the purchaser typically requests offsets.  Any offset agreement will be defined in negotiations between the Purchaser and the prime contractor(s).