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Israel Aerospace signs $50 million follow-up deal with Indian navy

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – State-owned defense contractor Israel Aerospace Industries said on Wednesday it signed a $50 million follow-up contract to provide complementary missile systems to the Indian navy and India’s MDL Shipyard.

The agreement involves a range of maintenance and other services for sub-systems of Israel Aerospace’s naval medium range surface-to-air missile.

“This contract is a breakthrough as it advances us from system development and delivery to looking after the operational needs of our customers,” said Boaz Levi, general manager of the Systems, Missiles & Space Group at Israel Aerospace.

Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Tova Cohen

File photo: Blue Flag 2013 is a multi-national aerial combat exercise with participation of the air forces of the U.S., Israel, Italy, and Greece held for the first time at the Ovda air base in southern Israel. Ambassador Dan Shapiro was the guest of the Israeli Air Force and the 492d Fighter Squadron that flew over their F-15E Strike Eagles from RAF Lakenheath in England. Ambassador Shapiro met the American men and women charged with operating and maintaining the airplanes, received briefings from Israeli and American commanders, and watched a stunning display of F-15’s, F-16’s, Tornadoes, and AMX fighter jets taking to the skies. Blue Flag signifies the strong defense cooperation between the U.S. and Israel, as well as with its other allies.

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