October 3, 2022

Defence Minister-headed DAC accords AoN for IAF’s capital acquisition of Rs. 2,236 cr

·           Indian Air Force to procure GSAT-7C Satellite and Ground Hubs for real-time connectivity of Software Defined Radios (SDRs)

·           Complete design, development and launching of satellite to be in India

·           It will enhance the ability of our Armed Forces to communicate beyond the Line of Sight 

New Delhi, Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) in its meeting held under the Chairmanship of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on November 23 accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for one Capital Acquisition proposal of Indian Air Force for its modernisation and operational needs amounting to Rs. 2,236 crore under Government’s ‘Make in India’ mission.

The procurement proposal of Air Force was for GSAT-7C Satellite and Ground Hubs for real-time connectivity of Software Defined Radios (SDRs). The project envisages complete design, development and launching of satellite in India, a Ministry of Defence press statement said.

“Induction of GSAT-7C Satellite and Ground Hubs for Software Defined Radios (SDRs) will enhance the ability of our Armed Forces to communicate beyond Line of Sight (LoS) among one another in all circumstances in a secure mode,” the statement added.

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