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India’s DAC approves USD30 million procurement of locally built sonars for IN frigates, destroyers

28 September 2017

India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the procurement of upgraded sonars for Indian Navy (IN) destroyers and frigates for INR2 billion (USD30 million).

The sonars, which have been designed, developed, and manufactured by the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), are set to be acquired via the ‘Buy Indian’ route, the Indian government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB) announced on 27 September, adding that the new equipment is set to provide “a significant boost” to the IN’s anti-submarine warfare capabilities.

The DAC also cleared the procurement of missiles for replenishing the naval inventory, stated the PIB without further elaborating.

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