Sale of MK-45 guns will improve India’s capability to meet threats: Pentagon

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The Pentagon said on Wednesday that the proposed sale of MK-45 naval guns to India will improve the country’s capability to meet current and future threats. The Trump Administration last month notified to the US Congress its determination to sell up to 13 MK-45 5inch/62 caliber (MOD 4) naval guns and related equipment to India at an estimated cost of USD 1.0210 billion.

In a federal notification, the Department of Defense said the US has agreed to the Indian request to buy up to 13 MK-45 5 inch/62 caliber (MOD 4) naval guns and 3,500 D349 Projectile, 5″/54 MK 92 MOD 1 Ammunition.

The principal contractor for this is BAE Systems Land and Armaments, Minneapolis, with gun manufacturing in Louisville, Kentucky.

“The proposed sale will improve India’s capability to meet current and future threats from enemy weapon systems,” the notification said. Read More

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