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India Acquires MQ-9B Armed UAV

India Acquires MQ-9B Armed UAV

The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of and related equipment to India for an estimated cost of $3.99 billion. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification, notifying Congress of this possible sale today.


India has requested to buy 31 MQ-9B Sky Guardian aircraft; 161 Embedded Global Positioning & Inertial Navigation Systems (EGIs); 35 L3 Rio Grande Communications Intelligence Sensor Suites; 170 AGM-114R Hellfire missiles; 16 M36E9 Hellfire Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM); 310 GBU-39B/B Laser Small Diameter Bombs (LSDB); and eight  GBU-39B/B LSDB Guided Test Vehicles (GTVs) with live fuzes. Also included are TPE-331-10-GD engines; M299 Hellfire missile launchers; AN/SSQ-62F, AN/SSQ-53G, and AN/SSQ-36 sonobuoys; Selex SeaSpray Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) surveillance radars; HISAR-300 Radars; SNC 4500 Auto Electronic Surveillance Measures (ESM) Systems. The estimated total cost is $3.99 billion.