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Two Contracts to Israeli Company

Two Contracts to Israeli Company 24 November, 2016

India awarded two contracts to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for the acquisition of two Phalcon/IL-76 Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) and 10 Heron TP Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), on 16 November in New Delhi. The contracts worth a total of $1,4 billion. The deliveries of ordered AWACS and UAVs are expected to be completed within 2-3 years. 
Currently, India operates around 60 Heron TP UAVs and plans to purchase 200 more which are to be configured to carry weapons. According to an Indian Air Force official, the new Heron TPs will be capable of launching guided munitions and lightweight tactical missiles. 

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