Loitering ammunition for beyond line of sight targeting and mini UAV’s for tactical surveillance are part of the needs specified by the FICV project . Some 1750 FICV are planned.
The export list, among other items, includes the fighter jet Tejas, locally made artillery guns the ATAGS and notably the Brahmos missile systems a joint venture between India and Russia.
An allocation of almost $ 18 billion, under what is called the ‘Capital head’ of its budget, is the largest increase in 15 years when calculated on an year-on-year basis. It also almost doubles the allocation within past four years. In the budget presented in February 2017 the allocation was Rs 69,473 Crore ( approx $ 9.26 billion).
The F-15EX, is the latest and most advanced version of the combat-proven, multi-role, all-weather day/night aircraft from the F-15 family of jets. The F-15EX can offer a future-ready, multi-role solution to the Indian Air Force in the form of unmatched payload, performance, and persistence by integrating leading edge technologies, networks, and weapons and sensors
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval for the procurement of 83 Light Combat Aircraft , Tejas, fighter jets.
India imports weapons and equipment to the tune of $ 9 billion annually, with several items off the import list, the orders will go to local manufacturers. Orders of estimated an Rs 400,000 Crore ( $ 53 billion) are expected to be placed upon the domestic industry within the next five to seven years
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