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Country’s forces will become stronger, weapons will be purchased for Rs 39,125 crore – India TV Hindi

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The country’s forces will become even stronger

New Delhi: India’s two borders are surrounded by Pakistan and China. These two countries keep showing eye to India all the time. Indian forces also respond strongly to their actions. The government also takes special care of military equipment for the army and soldiers. Keeps updating them from time to time. The government is currently promoting self-reliance in the defense sector. In this sequence, the Defense Ministry has today signed five major capital acquisition contracts worth Rs 39,125.39 crore.

Of the five contracts, one contract was signed with M/s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for procurement of aero-engines for MiG-29 aircraft, two other contracts for procurement of Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) and High-Power Radar (HPR). with M/s Larsen & Toubro Ltd. for the purchase of Rs. Two other agreements have been signed with M/s BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL) for procurement of BrahMos missiles and ship-borne BrahMos system for the Indian Defense Forces.

Deal with HAL for RD-33 aero engine for MiG-29 aircraft

A contract worth Rs 5,249.72 crore has been signed with M/s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for RD-33 aero engines for MiG-29 aircraft. These aeroengines will be manufactured by HAL’s Koraput division. These aero engines are expected to meet the requirements of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to maintain the operational capability of the aging MiG-29 fleet. The aero-engine will be manufactured under transfer of technology (TOT) license from the Russian OEM. The program will focus on indigenization of several high-cost critical components, which will help in enhancing indigenous content for future requirements and end-to-end maintenance functions of the RD-33 aero-engine.

MiG-29 aircraft

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MiG-29 aircraft

Deal with L&T for purchase of CIWS

A contract has been signed with M/s Larsen & Toubro Limited for the purchase of CIWS at a cost of Rs 7,668.82 crore. This CIWS will provide terminal air defense at select locations in the country. The project will promote and encourage active participation of Indian Aerospace, Defense and related industries including Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. The project will generate employment of approximately 2,400 persons/year over a period of five years.

CIWS

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CIWS System

A contract has also been signed with M/s Larsen & Toubro Limited for procurement of High Power Radar at a cost of Rs 5,700.13 crore. It will replace the existing long range radar of the Indian Air Force with modern active aperture phased array based HPR with advanced surveillance features. It will significantly enhance the ground air defense capabilities of the IAF with the integration of sophisticated sensors capable of detecting small radar cross section targets. This will give a boost to indigenous radar manufacturing technology as it will be the first of its kind radar manufactured by the private sector in India. The project will generate employment on an average of 1,000 persons/year over a period of five years.

high power radar

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high power radar

The contract for procurement of BrahMos missiles has been signed with M/s BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL) at a cost of Rs 19,518.65 crore. These missiles will be used to meet the combat equipment and training requirements of the Indian Navy. The project is expected to generate employment of nine lakh man days in JV units and about 135 lakh man days in supporting industries (including MSMEs) in the country.

Brahmos system

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Brahmos system

A contract worth Rs 988.07 crore has also been signed with M/s BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL) for procurement of ship-operated BrahMos system. The system is the primary weapon of the Indian Navy for maritime strike operations mounted on various frontline warships. The system is capable of striking land or sea targets from extended ranges with pinpoint accuracy at supersonic speeds. The project is expected to generate employment of approximately 60,000 man days over a period of 7-8 years.

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