In addition, there are several large defense contracts in the factories, and their progress will be verified. The closest conclusion is the agreement of 24 MH-60R multi-purpose helicopters worth $2.4 billion. All procedural procedures are complete, but cost negotiations are still ongoing, he said in defence circles. Last week, the United States authorized the sale of MK-45 navy guns to India, built by BAE Systems. She said that last March, the U.S. Navy and the Indian Navy signed a loan agreement and installed two Pacific fleets that provided CENTRIXS systems to Indian Navy headquarters. “We also have conversations to install several more in different locations.” As defence cooperation progresses, one of the important aspects of India is the purchase of the S-400 missile system in Russia and the threat of US sanctions under the Countering America`s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). It is likely to play a leading role in the discussions. A senior State Department official said last week in Washington, D.C., that Washington has pushed India to strengthen technological security and procurement processes and protocols, as India acquires sophisticated military systems from both Russia and the United States. The Navies of India and the United States have installed two Pacific Fleet centrix systems at indian Navy Headquarters. | Photo Credit: Special Appointment Ellen Lord, USA Under Secretary of Defence for Acquisition and Sustainment, which was last month for the Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI) talks in India, said that an important thing that emerged from COMCASA was that “we have actually moved forward and, in some cases, we have actually compiled some CENTRIXS [Combined Enterprise Regional Information System] Kits.” These kits facilitate encrypted communication between marines. “The design of the ISA is ready and ready.
We are waiting for a formal opportunity to sign it,” said a defense official. The ISA is part of the General Agreement on Military Security (GSOMIA), signed by India with the United States many years ago. The ISA is crucial for U.S. companies applying for large bids in India in order to match Indian private companies. India has also created a $5 million joint account to pay for services or information requested by the United States under COMCASA. In addition, a tactical data connection, Sealink Advanced Analysis (S2A), will be set up to analyze large amounts of data received under the Awareness marine domain. “The account was created. The S2A is jointly developed by India and the United States for big data analysis,” said an official source. The next two-way dialogue between India and the United States is scheduled to take place on December 18 in Washington, D.C., during which the two countries are expected to sign the Industrial Security Annex (ISA) and review measures taken to implement the Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), according to official sources. Over the past two months, several high-level visits have been held to advance several bilateral initiatives. However, with the dialogue one months away, the final agenda is still being developed.
One of the major movements of the past year was the operationalization of COMCASA, which will facilitate encrypted communication between the two armed forces.