Govt approves army procurement price Rs 8,722 crore, together with 106 fundamental coach plane


New Delhi, August 11

The defence ministry on Tuesday accepted army procurement price Rs 8,722 crore, together with 106 fundamental coach plane for the Indian Air Force, officers mentioned.

They mentioned the fundamental coach plane named HTT-40 shall be procured from state-run aerospace main Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

The procurement proposals have been accepted by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the defence ministry’s highest determination making physique on procurement. The assembly was chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

In an announcement, the defence ministry mentioned the DAC additionally accorded approvals which can be more likely to velocity up the procurement of AK-203 rifles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) “upgrades”.

Under the UAV improve undertaking, the federal government is more likely to arm a few of them with laser-guided bombs and precision-guided munitions.

On procurement of fundamental coach jets, it mentioned the certification course of for the HTT-40 plane of the HAL is underway.

“Post certification 70 basic trainer aircraft will be initially procured from HAL and balance 36 after operationalisation of HTT-40 fleet in IAF,” it mentioned in an announcement.

It mentioned the DAC additionally accepted procurement of an upgraded model of Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM) which is fitted as the principle gun onboard the warships of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

“The upgraded version of SRGM has enhanced capability to perform against fast manoeuvring targets like missiles and fast attack crafts and increase the maximum engagement range,” the ministry mentioned.

It mentioned the DAC additionally accepted procurement of 125 mm APFSDS (Armour Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot) ammunition for Indian Army as a ‘design and development case’.

“The ammunition being procured will have a 70 per cent indigenous content,” it mentioned. — PTI



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