DAC approves procurement of 2 BrahMos supersonic missile batteries for Navy

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved procurement of indigenous Software Defined Radio (SDR Tactical) and Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries (NGMMCBLong Range) for Indian Navy. This was the first DAC meeting chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh since assuming office. Both of these indigenously developed equipments are of latest generation and their procurement will give fillip to Make-in-India initiatives of the Government.

Procurement approved by DAC

Software Defined Radio (SDR Tactical): It is complex and state of art communication system indigenously designed and developed by DRDO, BEL and Weapons Electronics System Engineering Establishment (WESEE). It will enable information collaboration, sharing and situational awareness through high-speed data and secure voice communication with anti-jamming capability.

Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries (NGMMCB-Long Range): It has been developed and manufactured in India by Indo-Russia Joint Venture Company-BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited. It will be fitted with supersonic BrahMos surface-to-surface cruise missiles and will be deployed along the coast.

Amendments to Defence Procurement Procedure 2016

DAC also approved amendments to Defence Procurement Procedure 2019 to simplify processes under ‘Make’ category as well as ‘Offsets’. This decision was taken as in continuity to focus on ‘Ease of doing businesses in defence acquisition.

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