Indian Defence Acquisition Council Approves Arms Procurement Proposals Worth $3.59 Billion
The Indian Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) assembly beneath the chairmanship of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, was held on July 26, 2022. Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for Capital Acquisition Proposals of the Armed Forces amounting to $3.59 Billion (Rs287.32 Billion) have been accorded by the DAC on this assembly beneath Purchase (Indian IDDM) and Purchase (Indian) classes giving an additional enhance to ‘Aatmanirbharta’ in Defence. Among the many proposals accredited by DAC within the assembly are three proposals of the Indian Military, viz. Guided Prolonged Vary Rocket Ammunition, Space Denial Munition Kind I and Infantry Fight Automobile – Command have been designed and developed by DRDO. The overall worth of those three proposals is Rs 8,599 crore.
Guided Prolonged Vary Rocket Ammunition has the vary of 75 kms with accuracy of 40 meters. The Aerial Denial Munition Kind I Rocket Ammunition incorporates twin goal sub munitions able to neutralizing each tanks and armoured personnel carriers in addition to B automobile entrenched troops. The Infantry Fight Automobile – Command is supplied with expertise to gather, disseminate, share and current actual time data to commanders to facilitate fast resolution making for execution of duties. Contemplating the demand of enhanced safety in opposition to the specter of enemy snipers to our troops deployed alongside the Line of Management and in shut fight operations in counter terrorism state of affairs, DAC accorded AoN for Bullet Proof Jackets with Indian Commonplace BIS VI stage of safety. To fight the present advanced paradigm of typical and hybrid warfare and counter terrorism on the borders, AoN for induction of approx. 4 lakh of Shut Quarter Battle Carbines for the Providers has additionally been accorded by the Indian Defence Acquisition Council.
Within the current conflicts the world over, drone expertise proved to be a pressure multiplier in army operations. Accordingly, to enhance Indian Military’s functionality in fashionable warfare, AoN for procurement of Autonomous Surveillance and Armed Drone Swarms has been accorded by the DAC beneath Purchase (Indian-IDDM) class. The Indian Defence Acquisition Council additionally accredited Navy’s proposal to acquire upgraded 1250KW capability Marine Fuel Turbine Generator for energy technology software onboard Kolkata class of ships by Indian Trade. This may give a significant enhance to indigenous manufacturing of gasoline turbine mills. As a way to improve the safety within the coastal area of the nation, the DAC additionally accredited the proposal of procurement of 14 Quick Patrol Vessels (FPVs) for Indian Coast Guard beneath the Purchase (Indian-IDDM) with 60% IC.
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