India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved procurements worth INR55 billion (USD81 million) for the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Indian Army (IA) and the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) under its ‘Make in India’ initiative.
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), which is headed by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, cleared on 7 June the acquisition of 12 high-power radars for the IAF under the ‘Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured’ (IDDM) category of the MoD’s Defence Procurement Procedure-2016 to modernise the country’s ageing air defence network.
“The radars will provide long-range, [as well as] medium- and high-altitude cover with the capability to detect and track high-speed targets following parabolic trajectories,” the government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB) said in a statement.
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