"The MK-45 Gun System will provide the capability to conduct anti-surface warfare and anti-air defence missions while enhancing interoperability with US and other allied forces," the notification said.
India will use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defence, it said.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region, it said.
According to the notification, this notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.
With this, India has become one of the few countries that the US decided to sell its latest version (Mod 4) of its naval guns.
The other countries to have been sold with MOD 4 naval guns so far are Australia, Japan and South Korea. The one given to Thailand is an upgraded MOD 4 version. The US has also determined to sell these to a few other allies and friends including Britain and Canada.
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