Skip to comments.Israeli tech preferred over Russian for Indian carrier
Posted on 04/10/2014 9:29:12 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
India already uses Israel's Barak 1 missile system for anti-ship missile defense and is considering the more advanced Barak 8.
India has publically declined a Russian offer to equip its new aircraft carrier with the Kashtan close-in weapon system, preferring systems from either Israel or France, the Strategy Page website reports.
The aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, was refurbished by Russia from an old Russian carrier, while the Kashtan system, which has been in service since 1989, uses two six-barrel 30mm autocannon to destroy nearby anti-ship missiles.
But India has made no secret of its dissatisfaction with the delays and cost overruns associated with the carrier, as well as Russia's support of the many Russian weapons systems already purchased.
India already uses Israel's Barak 1 missile system for anti-ship missile defense and is considering the much more capable Barak 8. Indian sources say that the Israeli systems are more expensiv
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“India already uses Israel’s Barak 1 missile system for anti-ship missile defense and is considering the more advanced Barak 8. “
They wouldn’t even consider the Barack Obama Ø missile system from the US
The Israelis have been known for years to rip out the avionics and electronics from the aircraft they procure from overseas (from all sources), and replace same with their own gear. Better performance and quality... (and of course also helps make sure there aren’t any secret circuits onboard)
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