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Defence Ministry clears acquisition of 2 BrahMos supersonic missile batteries for Navy

Date: 09 August 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous

Context: To give a boost to indigenisation, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, accorded approval for procurement of indigenous Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries (NGMMCB) for the Indian Navy.

 

Highlights:

  • The MoD has cleared acquisition of SDR and NGMMCB for armed forces
  • Indigenously developed equipment are of the latest generation
  • These equipment would give a fillip to government's Make in India initiative

About the SDR:

  • The SDR is a complex and state-of-the-art communication system which has been indigenously designed and developed by DRDO, BEL and Weapons Electronics System Engineering Establishment (WESEE).
  • The SDR communication system would enable information sharing, collaboration and situational awareness through high-speed data and secure voice communication with anti-jamming capabilities.

About the NGMMCB:

  • The NGMMCB has been developed and manufactured in India by Indo-Russia joint venture company M/s BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited.
  • Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries (Long Range) would be fitted with supersonic BrahMos surface-to-surface cruise missiles and would be deployed along the coast.