DAC Approves Acquisition Proposals Worth Rs 8,722.38 Crore

Issue: 8 / 2020

To strengthen the Armed Forces by relying on indigenous capability to take forward the initiative on ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) in its meeting on August 11 this year Chaired by Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh, accorded approval for capital acquisitions of various platforms and equipment worth approximately 8,722.38 crore that are required by the Indian Armed Forces. The key approval was for 106 basic trainer aircraft from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to address the basic training requirements of the Indian Air Force (IAF). HAL has successfully developed the basic trainer aircraft HTT-40 and certification process is underway. Postcertification, 70 aircraft will be initially procured from HAL and the balance of 36 after operationalisation of the first lot of 70 aircraft.