Procurement by Defence Acquisition Council (DAC)

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    Internal Security
  • Published
    20th Aug, 2019

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the procurement of a Software Defined Radio (SDR) and the Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries (NGMMCB) for the Navy.

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The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the procurement of a Software Defined Radio (SDR) and the Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries (NGMMCB) for the Navy.

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  • The Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries (NGMMCB) will be fitted with the BrahMos surface­to­surface supersonic cruise missiles and deployed along the coast.
  • The SDR has been designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, Bharat Electronics Limited and the Navy’s Weapons Electronics Systems Engineering Establishment (WESEE).
  • It will facilitate highspeed data and secure voice communication with anti­jamming capability.

BrahMos Missile

  • It is a Supersonic cruise missile
  • It is designed and developed by BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture of India and Russia
  • It has derived its name from the names of two rivers, India’s Brahmaputra River and Russia’s Moskva River.
  • It operates on fire and forget principal
  • It is capable of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against sea and land targets
  • It is two-stage missile, the first one being solid and the second one ramjet liquid propellant.
  • Its range is around 300 km which was extended to 450 km and plan is to increase it to 600km.

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC)

  • The DAC is Defence Ministry’s highest decision making body for capital acquisition proposals forwarded by the Indian armed forces.
  • It was set up in 2001 as part of the post-Kargil reforms in defence sector
  • It approves the long-term integrated perspective plan for the forces, accords acceptance of necessity (AON) to begin acquisition proposals, and grant’s its approval to all major deals through all their important phases.
  • It also has the power to approve any deviations in an acquisition, and recommends all big capital defence purchases for approval of the Cabinet committee on security (CCS) headed by Prime Minister.

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