Typhoon vaporzinhoO consórcio liderado pela Alemanha surgiu com uma nova proposta, revista com um bom desconto, para vender 126 caças Typhoons para a Índia, dois anos após perder o contrato para a Dassault Aviation.

Arup Raha, Marechal-do-Ar e Chefe, disse que é fundamental manter o contrato do Rafale dentro do cronograma e dos US$ 25 bilhões (Rs 1,50,000 crore). A IAF não pode permitir mais atrasos.

O consórcio Eurofighter está tentando ‘reentrar’ na corrida para vender seus caças Typhoon para a Índia.

Em entrevista exclusiva ao HT, Raha disse: “Não é apropriado fazer qualquer alteração no processo. O atual governo estabeleceu o ritmo de trabalho e as coisas estão se movendo rápido o suficiente.”

O chefe da IAF recusou-se a estabelecer um prazo para a assinatura do acordo, mas disse que “isso vai acontecer em breve”.

“A porta está fechada”, disse um alto funcionário do Ministério da Defesa sobre a contraproposta feita pelo consórcio europeu.

Se a Índia tivesse que assinar o contrato do Rafale hoje, a IAF iria receber o último dos 126 caças só em 2025 A aquisição é fundamental já que a China está modernizando a sua força aérea em um ritmo acelerado.

O funcionário disse que não havia nenhuma disposição da defesa em reabrir o concurso, só se a Índia desfizesse o negócio e recomeçaria do zero.

O consórcio também fez uma contraproposta para os Emirados Árabes Unidos para vender 60 Typhoons, mas as negociações para selar o acordo entraram em colapso, em dezembro passado. O Typhoon também compete com o Rafale nos Emirados Árabes Unidos.

FONTE: hindustantimes.com – Tradução: CAVOK


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  1. a intenção não é vender, mas sim arrochar a Dassault na negociação com a India! tirando o folego da francesa para a proxima negociação! a impressão e que querem destruir a industria francesa!

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    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

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    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

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    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
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    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

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    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

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    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

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    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

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    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
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    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  7. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  8. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  9. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  10. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  11. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  12. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  13. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  14. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  15. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  16. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  17. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  18. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  19. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  20. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  21. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  22. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  23. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  24. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  25. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  26. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  27. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  28. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  29. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  30. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  31. E tem mais notícias vindas da Índia:

    India Cancels $1 Billion Light Helicopter Tender
    Aug. 29, 2014 – 10:13AM | By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140829/DEFRE

    NEW DELHI — India has canceled the purchase of 197 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) worth $1 billion in which Airbus Helicopter’s AS550 was competing with Russia’s Ka-226T built by Kamov. The cancellation followed lengthy corruption investigations.

    Cancellation of the LUH helicopter program, which was a re-tender from an earlier cancellation, would hamper Indian Army logistics operations in the Himalayas above 20,000 feet. The Army has been waiting eight years for new helicopters to replace aging Cheetah and Chetak platforms, said an Army official.

    The Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, made by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. under license, are 40 years old and being flown beyond their age limitations, the Army official added.

    The decision to cancel the LUH tender was made Friday by the Defense Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defense minister and is the highest Defence Ministry agency that makes decisions on weapon purchases.

    “The move to cancel the LUH tender even at the cost of defense preparedness by the new government is contrary to expectations,” said defense analyst Nitin Mehta.

    Last week, the Defence Ministry officially announced the imposition of a partial ban on purchases of weapons from Italy’s Finmeccanica and its subsidiaries in the wake of investigations by India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into alleged corruption charges regarding the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by the Indian Navy in 2010 from AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica subsidiary.

    An MoD source said cancellation of the LUH tender comes after allegations of corruption against an Indian Army brigadier general, which surfaced last year during investigations into the VVIP helicopter program. The official allegedly promised to swing the LUH deal in favor of AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland, however, was eliminated at the technical evaluation stage in 2010.

    The MoD source added that the CBI has leveled charges against the unnamed Indian Army brigadier general for his alleged involvement in manipulating the trial report of the LUH procurement.

    The recent LUH tender was canceled after an earlier tender for LUH had already been canceled. In 2007, Eurocopter, with its Fennec helicopter, was on the verge of being declared the winner when US-based Bell Helicopter complained to the Defence Ministry about a lack of transparency in the procurement. The tender was canceled in 2008 and reissued in 2009. ?

    Não dá pra ter tudo… lá, preferiram cancelar a compra de helicópteros cuja necessidade era questionável, de forma a poderem manter programas prioritários.

    Soa interessante, não?!

  32. parece que a corrupção tava rolando solta tbm, parece ate um certo país do atlantico sul

  33. Mudar de vencedor à essa altura do campeonato seria assinar um atestado de incompetência. Quanto à Airbus, que deselegância! 🙂

    []'s

  34. pois é… mas lá, cancelaram a compra…
    por aqui, efetivaram a aquisição das Kombis Voadoras!

  35. A única alegria que tenho ao ler este tipo de noticia, é constatar que ainda não somos a maior zona do mundo. Os indianos ainda ganham de nós. Não consigo entender gente que cita os indianos como exemplo de país na questão "defesa". A coisa lá é tão bagunçada, que no dia que precisarem lutar com um país minimamente organizado (Paquistão não vale) vão levar uma senhora tunda. Como aliás, levaram dos chineses. Gastam muito, mas é muito mal. Conseguem fazer uma salada tão grande de seus meios, que, quando chega a hora de usa-los, nem sempre (melhor dizendo, quase nunca) conseguem tirar o desempenho adequado dos mesmos. O rafale é um bom caça, mas na bagunça institucionalizada que é a India, nunca vai ter o desempenho que tem na França. Vai ser como comprar uma ferrari, e ter desempenho de Honda. Um país que lança um sub nuc sem a parte do "nuc" (ou seja, sem o reator), que projeta e constroi um MBT autóctone e acaba tendo que comprar mais T-90, que labuta a décadas com Tejas e não tem qualquer perspectiva realista de seu emprego REAL, etc, etc, etc…

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