DAC approves defence proposals worth ₹2,290 crore

Team India Sentinels Monday 28th of September 2020 04:51 PM

Indian Army soldiers in Ladakh.

New Delhi: The Defence Acquisition Council, which is headed by the defence minister, Rajnath Singh, approved proposals for capital acquisitions of various equipment required by the Indian armed forces at an approximate cost of ₹2,290 crore, on Monday.

These include procurement from domestic industry as well as Foreign vendors. 

Under the “Buy Indian (IDDM)” category, the DAC approved procurement of static high-frequency trans-receiver sets and smart anti-airfield weapons (SAAW).

The HF radio sets will enable seamless communication for the field units of Army and Air Force and are being procured at a cost of around ₹540 crore. 

The SAAW are being procured at an approximate cost of ₹970 crore will add to the fire power of Navy and Air Force. 

Further, to equip the frontline troops of the Army, the DAC also approved the procurement of an additional 72,000 Sig Sauer assault rifles at a cost of approx ₹780 crore.

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