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DAC approves procurement of 155 mm Advanced Towed Artillery Gun Systems

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved procurement of 150 indigenously designed and developed 155 mm Advanced Towed Artillery Gun Systems for Indian Army at approximate cost of Rs 3,364.78 crores. This procurement will further quest for modernisation of Armed forces.

155 mm Advanced Towed Artillery Gun Systems

These guns have been indigenously designed & developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). They will be manufactured by production agencies as nominated by DRDO. They are likely to mainstay of Artillery in near future.

Procurement of indigenous artillery gun systems will provide major fillip to ‘Make in India’ programme of Government. It will also help to create self-reliance in country’s defence manufacturing sector. It also has potential of making defence industry as a major engine of India’s economic growth.

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DAC approves procurement of Vertically Launched Short Range Missile Systems

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved procurement of 14 Vertically Launched Short Range Missile Systems. Of these, 10 systems will be indigenously developed and remaining four will be imported. These missile systems will help boost self-defence capability of ships against anti-ship missiles. DAC is Union Defence Ministry’s highest decision making body on capital procurement of Indian Armed Forces (Army, Navy and Air Force). It is chaired by Defence Minister.

Vertically Launched Missile Systems (VLS)

VLS is advanced system for holding and firing missiles on mobile naval platforms, such as surface ships and submarines. Each vertical launch system consists of number of cells, which can hold one or more missiles ready for firing. Typically, each cell can hold number of different types of missiles, allowing ship flexibility to load best set for any given mission.

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