Can India successfully conclude a shaky, 18-year effort to purchase new air defense missiles? Hopeful after years of uncertainty, Indian Army officials could finally move forward on a $5.8 billion contract for 800 very-short-range air-defense systems (Vshorads) by year-end. The three-way contest among Saab’s RBS 70 NG, MBDA’s Mistral and Russian company KM Mashinostroyenia’s Igla-S began in 2010. This is the second attempt to fulfill a requirement first defined in 1999 ...


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