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#1 Dawes

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 1932 PM

So if I'm reading this correctly, the helicopters themselves are a direct commercial sale, but all avionics, weapons, etc. are FMS?

 

http://www.dsca.mil/...india_18-18.pdf


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 2303 PM

Perhaps its under that name to get around Modi's current "make in India" policy. Interesting that it is only for 6 helicopters. Maybe serving mostly as a sample of defense tech relations with the US more than anything else, to test the waters, before diving deeper into America's new Indo-Pacific strategy. Or maybe the reason is totally different and is not much of a rreason but more of a just because. Just some thoughts.

As far as I can tell, all the other recent Apache sales go by only as "FMS" like on page 20 on this document.
https://www.google.c...6yblW5CHe10Czwm
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