Washington D.C. : In a major boost to India’s defence equipments, United States has approved the sale of 13 MK45 Naval guns and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1.0210 billion to India.
Defense Security and Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in a statement said, “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of up to thirteen (13) MK 45 5 inch/62 caliber (MOD 4) naval guns and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1.0210 billion.
“This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of a strategic regional partner,” DSCA said and added that it will “improve India’s capability to meet current and future threats from enemy weapon systems.”
“The MK-45 Gun System will provide the capability to conduct anti-surface warfare and anti-air defense missions while enhancing interoperability with the U.S. and other allied forces. India will use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense,” DSCA said.