The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC)-top acquisition body of the Defence Ministry has agreed Acceptance of Necessity (AON) to the Indian Air Force’s proposal of acquiring 244 air defence guns worth Rs. 7,000 crore which will be installed in significant locations including top metro cities.
- The DAC has also shown green signal to the Navy’s proposal of buying weapons and sensor systems for the P17A project in which 7 Shivalik-Class stealth frigates are being created.
- The meeting was headed by Defence Minister Mr. Manohar Parrikar which also discussed about the new Defence Procurement Procedure and another DAC can be held later this month to discuss more about this.
- IAF’s proposal of air defence guns can target UAV’s glide bombs among others. The last meeting of the acquisition body was held on 23rd February where the last two years acquisition proposals were reviewed.