NEW DELHI: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Saturday grant approval for the acquisition of defense equipment worth nearly Rs 3000 crore which includes BrahMos Missiles, and Armoured Recovery Vehicles (ARVs) for Battle Tank Arjun. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has taken this decision in a meeting.
The council gave approval for procurement of BrahMos Missiles which is an Indigenous missile for two Indian Navy ships to be built in Russia. BrahMos Missile is a tested and proven supersonic cruise missile and will form the primary weapon onboard these ships. The DAC also approved the procurement of Armoured Recovery Vehicles (ARVs) for the Indian Army's main battle tank Arjun which are designed byResearch and Development DRDO and would be manufactured by BEML. ARVs ensure efficient and speedy repair and recovery operations during combat.
Earlier this year in September, The DAC had approved the purchase of equipment valued at over Rs 9,100 crore. In this deal two Regiments of Akash Missile Systems under 'Buy (Indian)' category were purchased. The DAC also gave its approval for progressing Design and Development of Individual Under Water Breathing Apparatus (IUWBA) for T 90 Tanks.