DAC gives nod to purchase indigenous defence systems

Source: The post is based on the article “DAC gives nod to purchase indigenous defence systems” published in The Hindu on 11th January 2023

What is the News?

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for three capital acquisition proposals.

These include: 1) Helicopter-launched Nag (HELINA) anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), 2) Very short-range air defence systems (VSHORAD) and 3) Brahmos Launcher and Fire Control System(FCS) for naval ships. 

What is the Helicopter-launched Nag(HELINA)?

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What are Very short-range air defence systems(VSHORAD)?

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What is Brahmos Launcher and Fire Control System(FCS)?

Brahmos Launcher and Fire Control System(FCS) are being procured for the Naval Ships namely Shivalik class of ships and the Next Generation Missile Vessels(NGMVs).

With their induction, these ships would have enhanced capability of carrying out maritime strike operations, interdicting and destroying enemy warships and merchant’s vessels.

What are Next Generation Missile Vessels(NGMVs)?

Next Generation Missile Vessels(NGMVs) are a planned class of anti-surface warfare corvettes for the Indian Navy.

Under this programme, the Indian Navy intends to acquire six advanced missile vessels. Ships in this class will be armed with Anti-ship missiles or Land-attack missiles like BrahMos. The ships will feature advanced stealth features like a low radar cross section (RCS), infrared, acoustic and magnetic signatures.

 

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