DAC approves proposals worth Rs 4,444 crore

India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has recently cleared proposals worth Rs. 4,444 crores. The proposal includes:
•    Purchase of four helicopters for survey vessels at Rs 2,324 crores
•    Upgradation of the mobile integrated electronic warfare system, Samyukta, at a cost of Rs 1,682 crores
•    Purchase of P-7 Heavy Drop Platform, to be used for military logistics worth Rs 402 crores
•    Acquisition of propeller engines worth Rs 36 crores
•    Approval for offshore patrol vessel for the Indian Coast Guard
The DAC has deferred a decision on a joint bid of Tata Sons Ltd and Airbus for replacing IAF's Avro transport fleet.

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