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DAC approves to buy C-130J, NVGs

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the buying of one C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft, worth about Rs. 900 Crores. Further, approval has also been given to the procurement of 58 Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) for pilots for night enablement. In addition, the DAC also reviewed progress of capital acquisition proposals in current financial year. Since May 2016, 10 acquisition schemes worth approximately Rs 16000 Crores have been approved including 6 at CCS level. Besides, four major acquisitions worth Rs. 15000 Crores have been cleared by MoD and have been forwarded for consideration of CCS. Furthermore, as against 329 Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) worth over Rs. 5 lakh crore in pipeline in April 2014, today there are about 235 AoNs in pipeline.

Source: http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/defence-ministry-approves-buying-of-c-130-j-super-hercules-aircraft-1445807

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