Tuesday, 11 August 2020

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11 August 2020 Current Affairs:Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved procurement proposals worth Rs.8,722.38 crore to strengthen the Armed Forces by relying on indigenous capability to take forward the initiative on ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. The approval was announced in a meeting held under the Chairmanship of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for capital acquisitions of various equipment and platforms required by the Indian Armed Forces.

Highlights:
♦ DAC has approved the procurement of 106 Basic Trainer Aircraft from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The aim is to address the basic training requirements of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
♦ HAL has successfully developed Basic Trainer Aircraft (HTT-40) Prototypes and certification process underway, the Post Certification 70 Basic Trainer Aircraft will be initially procured from HAL and the remaining 36 after operationalization of HTT-40 fleet in IAF.
♦ DAC also approved the procurement of an upgraded version of Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM). It will be fitted as the main gun on board Navy and Indian Coast Guard (ICG) warships from Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). It will improve the firepower of the Indian Navy. 
♦ The upgraded version of SRGM has enhanced capability to perform against fast maneuvering targets like missiles and Fast Attack Crafts and increase the maximum engagement range.
♦ DAC approved procurement of 125 mm Armour Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot (APFSDS) ammunition for the Indian Army as a ‘Design and Development Case’. The ammunition will have a 70% indigenous content. It aims to provide the availability of requisite capability for indigenous development of the ammunition, both in terms of Manufacturing and Technology.
♦ DAC also approved the procurement of AK 203 and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle upgrades.



source https://naukri.sarkari-exam.in/dac-approved-procurement-proposals-worth-rs-8722-38-crore/
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