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03:58 AM, February 7, 2019
US Approves Sale of Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures for Indian PM Boeing 777 Aircraft
Boeing 777 aircraft

The US State Department has approved a Foreign Military Sale to India of two (2) Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) Self-Protection Suites (SPS) worth $190 million to be installed on Boeing 777 aircraft for use by the Prime Minister.

The Government of India has requested to buy two (2) Self-Protection Suites (SPS) consisting of AN/AAQ 24(V) N Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM), ALQ-211(V)8 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS), and AN/ALE-47 Counter-Measures Dispensing System (CMDS) to protect two (2) Boeing-777 Head-of-State aircraft.

 This potential sale would include:  twelve (12) Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies AN/AAQ-24 (V)N (6 installed and 6 spares); eight (8) LAIRCM System Processor Replacements (LSPR) AN/AAQ-24 (V)N (2 installed and 6 spares); twenty-three (23) Missile Warning Sensors (MWS) for AN/AAQ-24 (V)N (12 installed and 11 spares); five (5) AN/ALE-47 Counter-Measures Dispensing System (CMDS) (2 installed and 3 spares).  Also included in this sale are Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suites (AIDEWS).

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Wednesday.

The prime contractor will be Boeing Company, Oklahoma City, OK.  The purchaser typically requests offsets which will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor.

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