22 Feb 2019 12:21

FSMTC plans to discuss parameters of Igla-S MANPADS' supply to India

BANGALORE (India). Feb 22 (Interfax) - Russia is planning talks on a contract for the supply of Igla-S MANPADS to India for within the nearest future, Anatoly Punchuk, a deputy head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), told Interfax.

"India formally summarized results of its tender in late 2018. Tests conducted during the tender showed that the Russian complex met technical requirements and had a better price than ones offered by rivals. The Russian MANPADS was declared the winner," Punchuk said.

"Now we will have talks with the client in order to coordinate all parameters of the future contract," he said.

According to Punchuk, other bidders had unsuccessfully tried to challenge results of the tender.

"Despite the futile attempts of rivals to challenge the tender's outcome, the Russian complex won the multi-stage competition and proved its high efficiency and quality, and at a lower price," Punchuk said.