Raytheon to provide India with AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles

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Raytheon to provide India with AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
The Indian Ministry of Defence has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense to acquire Stinger air-to-air missiles made by Raytheon Company. As part of the deal, India will receive 245 Stinger air-to-air missiles, as along with launchers and engineering support, the US-based giant announced on March 30, 2016.
Raytheon to provide India with AIM 92 Stinger air to air missiles 640 001Raytheon's AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missile can be fitted on several different aerial platforms, such as the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter
"India joins nations around the globe who recognize that air-to-air Stinger can be a key component of attack and light attack helicopter mission configurations," said Duane Gooden, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems vice president. "Stinger significantly improves the ability of the aircraft to successfully perform today's missions while countering existing threats."

Combat-proven in four major conflicts, Stinger has more than 270 fixed- and rotary-wing intercepts to its credit. It is deployed in 19 nations and with all four U.S. military services.

India's Stinger acquisition is part of a $3.1 billion deal with the U.S. that includes combat helicopters, weapons, radars and electronic warfare suites. In September 2015, India and the United States signed contracts for the procurement of 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, on which India is likely to equip the AIM-92 Stinger ordered.