Union Government clears defence proposals worth Rs 30,000 crore

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Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar 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.

Image of P81 long-range maritime

Image of P81 long-range maritime

Image of P81 long-range maritime

Union government of India accepts Major proposal. These are-

  1. Acceptance of necessity (AON) to replace L70 and Zu 23mm guns (buy 428 guns) for Indian Army’s air defence under Buy-and-Make category at a total cost of 16,900 crore rupees.
  2. 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.
  3. Upgradation of weapon and sensor suite of the Delhi and Talwar class ships at a cost of 2,900 crore rupees. Twenty-three Combat Management Systems at a cost of 624 crore rupees will be purchased for the navy for installation on smaller ships.
  4. Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar also will buy surface-to-air missile system, six ships and new radars from Russia. The P-8I aircraft is manned by nine crew members.
  5. Boeing was selected by the Indian Government to supply eight P-8I maritime reconnaissance aircraft to the Indian Navy in January 2009. P-8I is a long-range multimission maritime patrol aircraft manufactured by Boeing.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 21, 2015