The Defence Acquisition Council has additionally determined that every one capital acquisition contracts, apart from design and growth projects, should be accomplished in two years, addressing a significant demand of the trade that has been handicapped by the procurement processes which typically take as much as 7 years to conclude.
“The ministry, in session with the providers and all stakeholders, will give you detailed plan of motion for reaching the identical,” a defence ministry spokesperson mentioned in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Among the projects cleared are acquisition of Arjun Mk1A tanks from the Heavy Vehicles Factory in Avadi. DAC has cleared acquisition of 118 tanks for Rs 8,380 crore. formal orders are more likely to be positioned later this 12 months. This will add to the 124 Arjun Mk1 tanks ordered by the Army.
“Three Acceptance of Necessities for an general value of Rs 13,700 crore have been accorded. All AoNs are within the highest precedence class of defence acquisition — Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured,” the spokesperson mentioned.
In addition, DAC has cleared a proposal to improve safety ranges of over 3,000 armoured combating automobiles, together with most important battle tanks and infantry fight automobiles. The plan is to extend operational effectivity by including counter measure techniques and early warning techniques to the fleet. Other projects which have been given a go forward embody Namica anti-tank system that will likely be armed with indigenous Nag missiles and 6 Arudhra medium energy radars.