The Indian Navy is likely to buy several Sea King helicopters that have been declared surplus by Canada.
Indian officials are likely to discuss the purchase during an official visit by Canada’s defence minister, Harjit Sajjan later this month, Financial Express quoted unnamed source as saying.
Canada is decommissioning four of its Sea King CH-124 helicopters. The helicopters have logged in very less number of hours. Besides these and there are other four helicopters that were decommissioned in December last year which were recently upgraded, the news daily quoted the source as saying.
Canadian Department of Defense spokesperson has said the Sea Kings have been declared surplus and will be divested in accordance with relevant policies and procedures including sale, donation, transfer, destruction or retention, Canadian news daily Chronicle Herald reported Monday.
Public Services and Procurement Canada posted a Request for Letter of Interest in November 2015 via the government’s military surplus assets website, seeking interest for the potential purchase of Sea King helicopters.
Ottawa has written to the U.S
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Leonardo has filed notice of legal action in January, after having failed in a bid to replace Canada's fixed-wing search and rescue fleet. The company is challenging the Liberal government's decision last fall to buy 16 new C-295W transports manufactured by rival Airbus Defence and Space
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Airbus-built C-295 has been selected by Canada to serve as the next fixed-wing search-and-rescue aircraft to replace the countrys fleet of aging C-130s and Buffalo planes under a potential $2.3 billion contract
A Pakistans Navy crew member was killed and three others missing on Friday after a Sea King helicopter crashed in the Arabian Sea. The Pakistan Navys Sea King, was on routine operation when it crashed, the Navy said in a statement quoted by local media
The Indian Navy will be issuing a fresh tender to manufacture 110 copters locally in collaboration with a foreign firm, after the Russian Kamov-226T copter reportedly failed to meet the Navys requirements. The government source told Mail Today that “as the strategic partnership policy has been cleared by the government, an Expression of Interest would be issued to the Indian firms by the Defence Ministry in the next few weeks to buy 110 copters, which would be under the ‘Made in India project”
The Indian Defense Ministry has scrapped $1 billion deal to buy 16 helicopters for the navy from US based Sikorsky and will merge the procurement with a Make in India program to produce 140 Naval Multirole Helicopters (NMRH) for its warships. The Indian government is negotiating on price with foreign vendors even the Contracts Negotiation Committee (CNC) headed by the Joint Secretary and Acquisition Manager (Maritime Systems) recommended the retraction of the tender to the ministry,
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Four defense companies have responded to a Request for Information issued by Indian Navy in January to procure 57 multi-role combat aircraft for its carrier. Currently, six planes are compatible for aircraft carrier
Pakistan Navy received seven refurbished Westland Sea King helicopters from the UK in a formal handover ceremony Thursday. In an official press release by the Pakistani High Commission in London, the formal handing over ceremony was attended by Pakistans High Commissioner to the UK Syed Ibne Abbas, the U
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