India to Upgrade 18 Sea Kings




 
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October 19th, 2007  
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Topic: India to Upgrade 18 Sea Kings


India to Upgrade 18 Sea Kings
By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI, NEW DELHI
India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will upgrade 18 of the Indian navy’s anti-submarine Sea King Mk42 and -42B helicopters, using new warfare systems purchased from foreign firms, Indian Defence Ministry sources said.
Ministry officials approved the three-year, roughly $200 million effort in early October.
India bought 43 of the AgustaWestland helicopters in the late 1980s, but most were grounded for lack of spare parts after the nuclear-test-related sanctions imposed by the United States in 1999.

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