The Defence Acquisition Council on Tuesday gave acclaim for a series of proposals to shore up the Military’s infantry firepower and assorted deals, collectively estimated at ₹15,935 crore.
“The DAC accorded acclaim for procurement of 7.four lakh assault rifles for the three Companies. These rifles will possible be ‘Made in India’ below the categorisation of ‘Capture and Make (Indian)’, by strategy of both the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and non-public alternate at an estimated ticket of ₹12,280 crore,” the Ministry stated in an announcement.
Fleet-track direction of
The assorted proposals accepted contain procurement of 17,000 gentle machine guns for the three Companies by strategy of the quick-track direction of at over ₹1,819 crore and 5,719 sniper rifles for the Military and the Air Drive for roughly ₹982 crore. Whereas the high-precision rifles will possible be supplied in the ‘Capture Worldwide’ class, the ammunition will possible be at the starting build procured and therefore manufactured in India, the Ministry stated.
The assault rifles will possible be of 7.62mm calibre and the carbines of 5.56mm calibre. The Military has been attempting to change the indigenous INSAS rifles.
The approval is the Acceptance of Necessity (AoN), the first step of the Defence Procurement Procedure. Despite desperate makes an attempt by the Military, all these proposals had been many cases cancelled in the previous.
To pork up the anti-submarine war capabilities of Naval Ships, the DAC accepted the procurement of the “Mareech” evolved torpedo decoy systems.
The diagram has been developed by the Defence Learn and Sort Organisation and has successfully performed extensive trial evaluations. The systems will possible be produced by Bharat Electronics Ltd., Bengaluru, at an estimated ticket of ₹850 crore.
Final month, the DAC cleared a separate proposal for seventy two,four hundred assault rifles and Ninety three,895 cease quarter combat (CQB) Carbines for ₹Three,547 crore on a quick-track foundation.