Defence ministry pact with US to obtain MK 54 torpedo, expendables price Rs 423 cr

The defence ministry has signed a contract with the US authorities to obtain MK 54 torpedo and expendables similar to chaff and flares for the Indian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare plane P-8I at a price of Rs 423 crore, its spokesperson mentioned on Friday.

The Indian Navy has a complete of 11 P-8I plane, that are manufactured by US aerospace firm Boeing, in its fleet.

In addition to anti-submarine warfare capabilities, the P-8I plane is thought for its advance maritime reconnaissance capabilities.

“The Ministry of Defence signed a contract with the US government under #ForeignMilitarySale (FMS) for procurement of MK 54 Torpedo and Expendable (Chaff and Flares) for the Indian Navy at a cost of Rs 423 crore,” defence ministry’s spokesperson mentioned on Twitter.

“These weapons are the outfit of P-8I aircraft,” the spokesperson added.