Monday, July 23, 2012

DAC Clears 56 Transport Aircraft Proposal Worth 12,000 Cr, To Replace Avros

Defence Acquisition Council today cleared the 56 transport IAF aircraft proposal worth 12,000 crore to replace its Avros. After the DAC, chaired by Defence Minister A K Antony, nod a global RFP will be issued. The first 16 transport planes will be bought off-the-shelf, and the next 16 will have 30 per cent indigenous element, and the remaining 24 will have 60 % locally-procured and produced items. These planes will be able to carry 7-8 tonnes worth of load.

Agencies.

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