Union Government clears defence proposals worth Rs 30,000 crore
Union Government has cleared worth over 30,000 crore rupees for buying four more P81 long-range maritime patrol aircraft for the navy and to replace army’s 60s vintage air defence guns.
Decision in this regard by was taken by Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
Major approvals are
- Acceptance of necessity (AON) to replace L70 and Zu 23mm guns for Indian Army’s air defence under Buy-and-Make category. In this regard army will buy 428 guns at a total cost of 16,900 crore rupees.
- Acquisition of 4 more P81 aircraft at a cost of 4,380 crore rupees. These aircrafts are based on the Boeing next-generation 737 commercial airplane.
- Upgradation of weapon and sensor suite of the Delhi and Talwar class ships at a cost of 2,900 crore rupees. Besides, new radars, six ships will see new surface-to-air missile system will be bought from Russia.
- 23 Combat Management Systems at a cost of 624 crore rupees will be purchased for the navy for installation on smaller ships.