Following are the important takeaways from today’s key Defence Acquisition Council meeting chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar:
Deviation cleared for P7 heavy drop platform system for army. Cleared Rs 402 crore. (basically equipment tied to parachute and designed to drop heavy equipment from aircraft)
Upgradation of Samyukta (INDIGENOUS INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC WARFARE SYSTEM – role of surveillance, analysis, jamming etc. Initial project began in 2004 and thus an upgrade was needed. An annual maintenance contract for 10 yrs to be done) systems from BEL Rs 1682cr for army
DAC has given go ahead for deviation in deal for large survey vessels for Rs 2324cr. ALH Dhruv of HAL will be the helicopter. Earlier it was Naval utility Helicopter (NUH) but that has been cancelled so a deviation which has been approved
Coast Guard German engines for Offshore Patrol Vessel ships Rs 36 crore.
BIG – AVRO replacement: MoD has deferred a decision. DEFENCE MINISTER/DAC HAS ASKED FOR MORE DETAILS & SPECIALIST BRIEFING by IAF on AVRO REPLACEMENT DEAL