The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC ), chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, today approved procurement of defence equipment of about Rs. 3000 crore.
According to the statement issued by the Defence Ministry, the DAC has approved defence procurement of BrahMos Missiles for two Indian Navy Ships to be built in Russia as primary weapon on board. The DAC also approved procurement of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) designed & developed Armoured Recovery Vehicles for Army’s Main Battle Tank Arjun.
“As a follow up of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) decision in October 2018 for procurement of four P1135.6 Follow-on Ships, the DAC got granted approval for procurement of indigenous BrahMos Missiles for two Indian Navy Ships to be built in Russia. The indigenously designed BrahMos Missile is a tested and proven supersonic cruise missile and will form the primary weapon on-board these ships,” said the statement issued by Defence Ministry.
“The DAC also approved the procurement of Armoured Recovery Vehicles (ARVs) for the Indian Army’s Main Battle Tank Arjun,” added the statement.
The ARVs, designed and developed by DRDO, would be manufactured by M/S BEML. ARVs ensure efficient and speedy, repair and recovery operations during combat.