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DAC accords approval to the upgraded version of Akash missile for Army

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On Tuesday, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) granted the approval for the procurement of defence equipment worth Rs 9,100 crore. The procurement also includes the latest version of Akash missile. The improved variant of Akash Surface to Air Missile (SAM) which is vital for the Army has been approved by the DAC.

Akash missile is procured with the latest version of previously inducted Akash missile and will also include seeker technology. Bharat Dynamics Limited will supply two Akash missile systems. It will be of a compact configuration and will possess a 360-degree coverage. The upgraded version of Akash missile is a critical equipment and will provide protection to vital assets, Defence Ministry said in a statement.

Besides this, Defence Acquisition Council accorded approval for development and progressing design of Individual Under Water Breathing Apparatus (IUWBA) for the T-90 tanks.

Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), IUWBA is used as a safety gear by the crew of tanks and it is also used as an emergency escape when negotiating water obstacles while deep fording.

According to the press release, the equipment is developed by the DRDO. This will give an indigenous solution to the test equipment used for checking the guided weapon of T-90. The equipment were procured earlier from foreign but now it has been developed indigenously.

Akash missile has a range of 25 km and can engage multiple targets simultaneously in different weather conditions. It has a large operational envelope from a low altitude of 30 meters which can reach up to 20 km. Each regiment consists of six launchers and every launcher consists of three missiles.

The Defence Army has already inducted two regiments of Akash and in past two years, two more regiments are in process to be delivered. The Akash missile has been upgraded and DAC has given the approval for the next two regiments which are in process and are the upgraded versions.

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