The Defence Ministry approved procurement of 111 helicopters for the Indian Navy at Rs 21,000 crore. Nirmala Sitharaman , met on Saturday and accorded approval for procurement for the service amounting to approximately Rs 46,000 crore.
helicopter will be the first project under the ambitious strategic partnership (SP) model provides for roping in private firm to build select military platforms in India in partnership with foreign defence manufacturers.
The Ministry said the DAC also granted approval to a few other procurement proposals amounting to developed 155m advanced towed artillery gun systems for the Indian Army at an approximate cost of Rs 3,364.79 crore.
24 Lockheed Marteen manufacturer MH-60R helicopters for the Indian navy, is one of the items for which a contract will be signed.
The contract worth approximately US $1.8 billion will be a government to Govt deal with the US, Reported by Dailyhunt.
The Government also approved procurement of 14 vertically launched short range missile system. of these 10 systems will be indigenously developed. and these systems will boost the self defence capability of ships against anti-ship missiles, The Ministry said.
The Indian Navy had issued global request for information (RFI) for procurement of 11 utility and 123 multi role helicopters in August last year.
In a big boost for army’s artillery formations, the government has cleared the acquisition of 150 indigenously developed adn designed 155mm Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) at Rs 3,364 crore. THE ATAGS guns are considered a breakthrough in indigenous weapons development.
guns m which have been designed by the DRDO are being extensively tested in high altitude will be manufacturer by the Kalyani Group and Tata Power SED, can hit targets more than 40 kilometres and will now form a primary component of the Indian Army’s artillery formations.
Finally , Navy has begun the process to acquire 14 vertically launched short range missile systems, 10 of which will made in India.
These are anti-missile system are will be fitted on warships such as the navy’s made in India Project 28 Class corvettes which lack this missile system that is considered essential in defending a warship attacks from anti-ship missiles fired by enemy aircraft, warship and submarines.
The missile system will be inducted after trails , evaluation and tendering- a process that will likely take years before acquisition, Reported by NDTV news Agency.