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DAC approves procurement of upgraded Akash missile system

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has given approval to Indian Army for inducting upgraded variant of indigenously developed Akash short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) system.
DAC approves procurement of upgraded Akash missile system
  • Under this proposal two new regiments of this missile systems will be procured under 'Buy (Indian)' category from Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).
  • Indian Army already has inducted two Akash regiments. 
  • Induction of upgraded variants will increase total count to four regiments.

About Akash Missile:

  • It is a short-range mobile surface-to-air missile indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme initiated in 1984. 
  • It is made by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).
  • It has range of 25 km and can engage multiple targets at all time in all-weather conditions.
  • It has capability to neutralise aerial targets like fighter jets, cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles as well as ballistic missiles.
  • It has large operational envelope, from 30 metre to maximum of 20 km.
  • Each regiment of this missile system consists of six launchers, each having three missiles.
  • It is in operational service with Indian Army and Indian Air Force.

About the Upgraded Akash Missile System:

  • The upgraded Akash Missile System will include seeker technology, possess 360 degree coverage and will be of compact configuration with reduced signature. 
  • The upgraded Akash Weapon System is an operationally critical equipment which will provide protection to vital assets.

Question:

Q. Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has given approval to Indian Army for inducting upgraded variant of which indigenously developed missile system?
a. Brahmos short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM)
b. Akash short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM)c. Prithvi short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM)
d. None of the above
DAC approves procurement of upgraded Akash missile system DAC approves procurement of upgraded Akash missile system Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on September 21, 2018 Rating: 5

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