Konstruktorskoye Byuro Mashynostroyeniya’s (KBM) Igla-S was recently declared the lowest bidder for the Indian Army’s Very Short Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) program beating Saab’s RBS 70NG and MBDA’s Mistraal. The new-generation man-portable missile systems will replace the outdated Igla-M MANPADs the Indian Army presently operates.

After being defeated by Russia’s Rosoboronexport in the competition for supplying very short-range air defense systems (VSHORADS) to the Indian Army, Swedish firm Saab on Thursday said that it was contemplating moving the court against the $1.5 billion deal alleging irregularity in the tendering process.

Sources in India’s defence ministry told Sputnik that Saab has alleged that the Russian system did not fulfill the performance in accordance with the requirement put out in the Indian Army’s tender document. Besides, filing a complaint letter, an official of Saab reportedly met with the officials of the Indian defense ministry

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