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14 Comments on "Sikorsky Set To Win Quarrelsome Indian Contest"

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2 years 18 days ago

Well, from a basis designed in the early 70's… This series hase evolved as time passed but as a future-proof choice this may not be so wise. There is 4 decades between both competitors on the platform fundamentals, engine and flight controls cannot be compared as well as their integration with combat systems.For navy use, range is also a key parameter. As well as carrying more cargo/troops or being easier to fly when the weather becomes very bad.

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DJ
2 years 16 days ago

No: S70b imparts lot of tech from MH 60R development.
Brazil just received their lot of 6 and they are very modern.

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Anonymous
2 years 18 days ago

Shiv the font is difficult to read. Please use a different one.

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2 years 18 days ago

Please move the twitter feed higher up on the page.

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2 years 18 days ago

Hi, Please be clear ….. its make in India demand and NOT "Assemble in India" with riders ….. US put riders with each weapon sales that sold has to be notified and ask permission.

Its complex to deal with US, and almost to lose its freedom.

Hope brainless beurocrats can understand that issue …… oh but its not their money and under Toronto agreement they are trained to comply when in Harward or other US universities !!

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Anonymous
2 years 18 days ago

Hi, Please be clear ….. its make in India demand and NOT "Assemble in India" with riders ….. US put riders with each weapon sales that sold has to be notified and ask permission.

Its complex to deal with US, and almost to lose its freedom.

Hope brainless beurocrats can understand that issue …… oh but its not their money and under Toronto agreement they are trained to comply when in Harward or other US universities !!

tako Nada
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tako Nada
2 years 18 days ago

Good news. American product is better than rest. IN can get some sign of relief.Armed version can effectively petrol the sea.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 18 days ago

We need to buy proven stuff, loads of local value addition, cheap to maintain. I really hope they assemble the GE engine too at TASL.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
2 years 18 days ago

Given our experience with their helicopters in the civilian arms in india ,do you really expect anyone to have faith in them.

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Anonymous
2 years 17 days ago

vvip deal was sonia's corruption,its got nothing to do with NHIndustries

AviaScorp
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2 years 17 days ago

Shiv,

I find the font a little 'straining' on the eyes. Not sure how others feel about it though.

Kana
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Kana
2 years 16 days ago
I don't understand how Agusta's non-majority/non-controlling 30% stake in NHI should lead to NHI being treated as Agusta itself would re: blacklisting. NHI is largely a Eurocopter endeavor. And what happens if Agusta is finally cleared by India as it has been by Italy? Irregardless, if the aircraft were to be competed against each other based on price, I would expect S-70B to still win, as it is end of life/previous gen, and if NHI's unique advantages are not counted in it's favor in some way and things are reduced to a price shoot out, then S-70 should win.
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2 years 14 hours ago
Right at the beginning I must make clear that I am just a defence enthusiast not an expert. I have a query. I recently saw the news that navy had cleared a purchase of 16 sikorsky s70 choppers for a whooping 1 billion dollars. I thought that figure couldnt be right. Prima facie it looks like something was wrong with this price tag. My preliminary research has found that indeed something is fishy. For example turkey bought 17 of the same choppers in 2009 for 550 million dollars that amounts to 35 million per chopper and we have signed the… Read more »
Gilberto Rezende-Rio Grande/RS
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1 year 11 months ago

Shiv,

Brasil acquired 6 S-70B AND 50 EC-725 Caracal.

16 for each military branch and 2 for Presidential and VIP transport.

One of our new and just before delivery EC-725 to Brazilian Navy was choose to be sended to India to be presented to officials of your Navy in N-MRH contest.
This unity "Marinha 07" call sign N-7107 is already integrated to Exocet AM-39 (BR version with French warhead and Brazilian enhanced propulsion stage).

Brazilian link, news of shipment to India 9 december 2014 in a An-124-100, number RA-82045, owned by russian company Volga Dnepr Airlines.

http://www.defesaaereanaval.com.br/?p=48784

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