The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has given Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for one capital acquisition proposal of Indian Air Force for its modernisation and operational needs. For this, the panel under Defence Ministry and chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, approved an outlay of   2,236 crore under the category of ‘Make in India’ on Tuesday.

The Indian Air Force had submitted a proposal for procurement 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, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

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 ministry further said.

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