New frigates to get BrahMos

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Saturday approved procurements estimated at Rs. 3,000 crore. These include BrahMos cruise missiles for two stealth frigates to be bought directly from Russia and armoured recovery vehicles for the Arjun tanks. “As a follow-up to the decision of the Cabinet Committee on Security in October 2018 for procurement of four P1135.6 follow-on ships, the DAC granted approval for procurement of the indigenous BrahMos missiles for two Navy ships to be built in Russia,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement. The BrahMos missiles will be the primary weapon on these ships. In October 2016, India and Russia signed an inter-governmental agreement for four Krivak, or Talwar, stealth frigates. Two of them will be procured directly from Russia and two will be built by Goa Shipyard Ltd. (GSL). The commercial agreement was signed recently. The DAC also approved the procurement of armoured recovery vehicles for Arjun, the Army’s main battle tank. They have been designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), and will be made by Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. (BEML). The vehicles will ensure efficient and speedy repair and recovery of tanks in combat.

Source :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/new-frigates-to-get-brahmos/article25645748.ece

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