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India seeks CBRN protective equipment
by Richard Tomkins
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017


The sale of CBRN equipment to India under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program has been approved by the State Department.

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which manages the FMS program, said in a press release the possible sale is worth an estimated $75 million.

The equipment, for use against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, includes 38,034 M50 general purpose masks; Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology -- 38,034 each of suits, pairs of trousers, pairs of gloves, pairs of boots and NBC bags – plus 854 aprons; 854 alternative aprons; 9,509 Quick Doff Hoods; and 114,102 M61 filters.

Training on the use of the equipment and elements of logistics support are also part of the deal, DSCA said in its notification to Congress.

The principal contractor for the equipment would be Avon Protection Systems of Michigan.

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Jointly-developed Indonesian, Turkish tank makes debut
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Turkish and Indonesian companies this week unveiled a jointly-developed medium-weight tank at the International Defense Industry Fair in Istanbul. The six-wheeled KAPLAN MT, made by Turkey's FNSS and Indonesia's PT Pindad, was launched three years as part of a government-to-government cooperation program. The companies said it features precision direct fire capability and a confi ... read more

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