Indian Navy Gets Green Light to Purchase 9 Reconnaissance Aircrafts

first_imgIndian Government permitted national navy to buy nine mid-range reconnaissance airplanes to overall amount of $1 bln. According to The Times of India, new airplanes will maintain India’s security over the Indian Ocean along with earlier ordered P-8I Poseidon long-range reconnaissance airplanes produced by Boeing.The tender for mid-range recon aircraft will be attended by American Boeing and Lockheed Martin, Swedish Saab, French Dassault Aviation, Brazilian Embraer, and European concern EADS, reports The Times of India. Possible date of the contract signing was not mentioned.According to India’s specification, new airplanes must be armed with various types of missiles and torpedoes capable to destroy surface ships and submarines. Flight range of the airplanes must be about 650 km. To compare, flight range of P-8I exceeds 2,000 km.Procurement contract for eight P-8I Poseidon airplanes to overall amount of $2.1 bln was tied between India and Boeing in 2009. Expectedly, another contract for 4 P-8I would be signed in March 2012. It was reported in Dec 2011 about India’s intentions to bring overall number of patrol aircraft Poseidon up to 24.According to sources of The Times of India, in the next few years India will spend about INR 850 bln ($17 bln) for procurement of naval aviation. This sum includes contract with Russia for 45 deck-based fighters MiG-29K to be stationed on aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (former Russian Admiral Gorshkov).[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 29, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Light View post tag: Indian Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy Gets Green Light to Purchase 9 Reconnaissance Aircrafts Indian Navy Gets Green Light to Purchase 9 Reconnaissance Aircrafts View post tag: 9 View post tag: Reconnaissance View post tag: green View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: gets View post tag: Navy February 29, 2012 View post tag: purchase View post tag: Aircrafts Share this articlelast_img read more

‘It’s expected’: Chenango County says spike in cases no cause for concern

first_imgWhile 15 positive test results have come back in the past eight days, Sutton said there’s a different statistic his department is using to gauge the spread of the virus. “The goal is to get to a point where we are not doing positive transmission, so that every case is not infecting one person, so every case is infecting less than one person and your outbreak is controlled,” Sutton told 12 News Tuesday. “That’s where we really want to get to.” Isaiah Sutton of the public health department said more than 1600 tests have been conducted in the county over the past week; that’s more than one-third of all tests conducted in Chenango County since the pandemic began spreading locally in March. (WBNG) — Public health officials in Chenango County told 12 News they aren’t worried about the rise in COVID-19 cases largely because of one factor: testing. Sutton said there has been a slight increase in the number of exposures recently, a mild cause for concern but more alarming than the increase in positive cases. He said there’s no evidence yet tying the increase in exposures or cases to the county’s reopening.last_img read more