India To Get Latest Lightweight Mk-54 Anti-Submarines Torpedoes From US


India
will get lightweight anti-submarines torpedoes to arm the eight P-8I
maritime patrol aircraft it is buying from the US, with the Obama
administration notifying the potential sale to the US Congress on
Tuesday.

The news was welcomed by the US embassy in New Delhi, which said the
sale of Mk-54 torpedoes reflects the mutual benefits of the India-US
security relationship.

The Pentagon has “officially notified” the potential sale of Mk-54 lightweight torpedoes to the Indian Navy.

The Mk-54 is the most advanced lightweight torpedo in the US Navy
inventory and is intended to be employed with the P-8I maritime patrol
aircraft, eight of which are currently under construction for India by
US aerospace major Boeing.

The P-8I, equipped with Mk-54 torpedoes, will provide highly-effective
long-range anti-submarine warfare capabilities for the Indian Navy.

“The final content and price for the deal will be determined during
discussions with the Indian government,” the US embassy said.

“This sale reflects the mutual benefits of the U.S.-India security
partnership. For India, the combined sale of the P-8I aircraft with the
Mk-54 torpedoes will add to India’s anti-submarine capability, as it
expands its ability to protect India and the critical sea lanes of the
Indian Ocean,” it said.

“The offer highlights the US commitment to share cutting-edge technology
with India and to ensure that both nations enjoy the benefits of a
secure and stable South Asia,” it added.

In addition to the US Navy, the Mk-54 torpedo is also in service with the Royal Australian Navy.


Source:

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/foreign-trade/india-to-get-anti-submarine-torpedoes-from-us/articleshow/9025845.cms

  • Anonymous

    Now india also start believing on USA's weapons

  • Anonymous

    how much you are getting daily aid and arms from US?.
    Pak's arms majority is owned by USA. And pak has recently asked USA for a big arms package..so much for even creating an entire defence force for a country.