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  • India to buy Spike anti-tank missiles from Rafael

    NEW DELHI — India is moving forward with a $1 billion purchase of Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel, overlooking the single-vendor situation in the deal, according to an Indian Ministry of Defence official.
    Under the deal, the Indian Army will procure 321 Spike ATGM launchers, 8,356 missiles, 15 training simulators and associated accessories from Rafael on a single-vendor basis.

    "The single-vendor situation has arisen as the other option, American Javelin, was found to be too expensive and has been accepted as a fait accompli keeping in view the needs of the Indian Army for third-generation ATGM," said Rahul Bhonsle, a defense analyst and retired Indian Army brigadier.

    The deal also includes an option to build another 1,500 launcher systems and about 30,000 additional missiles under technology transfer to state-owned Bharat Dynamics Limited. The first delivery of the Spike ATGM is likely to being 58 to 60 months after the deal is signed.
    http://www.defensenews.com/articles/...es-from-rafael

    That's quite a deal, especially if India will use the option.

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    Especially if India actually go through with the deal and don't negotiate for 1000000 years.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Te Zorro View Post
      Especially if India actually go through with the deal and don't negotiate for 1000000 years.
      Well yeah.. that too.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Te Zorro View Post
        Especially if India actually go through with the deal and don't negotiate for 1000000 years.
        Things like a criminal trial typically takes years to start, permits and other paperwork usually take ages as well due to the grossly inefficient civil service, I don't expect their military procurement to be much more efficient.

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        • #5
          Philippine Navy Spikes:

          http://m.jpost.com/#/app/article/485489

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Te Zorro View Post
            Especially if India actually go through with the deal and don't negotiate for 1000000 years.
            Hahahaha, however seem like the deal is more or less done for this one since it has been send to CCS highest decision making body on defence, and the Current Defence minister also hold Finance portfolio.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GB_FXST View Post
              yay, next is a some kind of ship of X country to practice on targeting/shooting skills .

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GB_FXST View Post
                Great capacity to have. Even on something like our Frigates and Combat Support Ships.

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                • #9
                  http://m.jpost.com/#/app/article/486322

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                  • #10
                    POLAND TO BUY ISRAELI-MADE PATRIOT MISSILES

                    The deal with US defense contractor Raytheon, which would see Poland buy eight Patriot missile defense systems, is expected to be finalized in November of this year.

                    http://m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Polan...issiles-499233

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                    • #11
                      ISRAEL'S TROPHY SYSTEM, SPIKE MISSILES AND IRON DOME HEADING DOWN UNDER

                      http://m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israe...n-under-513485

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                      • #12
                        Funny.. Denmark is finally getting some new ATGM's. And has be thinking a lot about what we should choose. Javelin or Spike.. I'm not sure?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The Dane View Post
                          Funny.. Denmark is finally getting some new ATGM's. And has be thinking a lot about what we should choose. Javelin or Spike.. I'm not sure?
                          Spike LR2.

                          10chars

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tantalwz88 View Post

                            Spike LR2.

                            10chars
                            I didn't know there is a LR II version. But yeah.. looks very capable!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Te Zorro View Post
                              Especially if India actually go through with the deal and don't negotiate for 1000000 years.
                              Seems like they cancelled it and want to develop domestic alternative.

                              https://www.timesofisrael.com/india-...siles-reports/

                              Originally posted by The Dane View Post
                              Funny.. Denmark is finally getting some new ATGM's. And has be thinking a lot about what we should choose. Javelin or Spike.. I'm not sure?
                              MBDA MMP would probably be 3rd alternative.

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