The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has accorded approval for capital acquisitions of various platforms and equipment required by the Indian Armed Forces for an approximate cost of Rs 8,722.38 Crores including procurement of :-
- 106 Basic Trainer Aircraft from HAL. 70 Basic Trainer Aircraft will be initially procured from HAL post Certification and balance 36 after operationalisation of HTT-40 fleet in IAF.
- Upgraded version of Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM) which is fitted as the main gun onboard Navy and Indian Coast Guard (ICG) warships from Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).
- 125 mm Armour Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot (APFSDS) ammunition for Indian Army as a ‘Design and Development Case’. The ammunition being procured will have a 70 percent indigenous content.
The DAC also gave approvals that are likely to speed up the procurement of AK 203 and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle upgrades.