US IADWS for India

Issue: 3 / 2020

The US Department of State has approved a possible sale to India of military equipment comprising an Integrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS). The estimated value of the deal would be approximately $1.867 billion. The IADWS package that has been approved, includes a range of sensors, weapons systems and support equipment. Included in the potential sale are AN/MPQ- 64Fl Sentinel radar systems, AMRAAM AIM-120C-7/C-8 missiles and associated guidance and control equipment and Stinger FIM-92L missiles. The sale also includes M4A1 rifles, M855 5.56mm cartridges and a range of other associated equipment. The announcement came just before the trip to India by US President Donald Trump in February 2020.