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Defence Acquisition Council approved defence proposals worth 30000 crore rupees

Jul 15, 2015 13:24 IST

Defence Acquisition Council on 14 July 2015 approved defence proposals worth over 30000 crore rupees for buying four more P81 long-range maritime patrol aircraft for the Indian Navy and to replace Indian Army’s vintage air defence guns of 60s.

The Council was chaired by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Detailed Proposals
• Acceptance of necessity (AON) to replace L70 and Zu 23mm guns for Indian Army’s air defence under Buy-and-Make category. Now, army will buy 428 guns at a total cost of 16900 crore rupees. It will now pave the way for issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP).
• Acquisition of 4 more P81 aircraft at a cost of 4380 crore rupees. These aircrafts are based on the Boeing next-generation 737 commercial airplane. It is a variant of the P-8A Poseidon used by the US Navy.
• Upgradation of weapon and sensor suite of the Delhi and Talwar class ships at a cost of 2900 crore rupees.
• Moreover, Six ships will see new surface-to-air missile system that would be bought from Russia, besides new radars.

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