Indian Air Force to acquire additional Akash SAM systems

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Read: 545     16:44     09 September 2019    

The Indian federal government has approved the procurement of six additional squadrons of the Akash surface-to-air (SAM) missile system for the Indian Air Force (IAF) for INR55 billion (USD767.7 million).


Senior Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials said on 5 September that the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) had sanctioned in late August the acquisition of more units of the indigenously developed system, with a contract for 550–600 Akash missiles expected to be signed “imminently” with state-owned company Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).

BDL is the principal integrator of the 5.8-m long Akash missile, which is fitted with a 55–60 kg high-explosive pre-fragmented warhead and is stated to be capable of engaging multiple aerial targets such as combat aircraft and assorted missile systems up to a 25–30 km range.

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Indian Air Force to acquire additional Akash SAM systems

2019/09/p1717331-1568031560.jpg
Read: 546     16:44     09 September 2019    

The Indian federal government has approved the procurement of six additional squadrons of the Akash surface-to-air (SAM) missile system for the Indian Air Force (IAF) for INR55 billion (USD767.7 million).


Senior Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials said on 5 September that the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) had sanctioned in late August the acquisition of more units of the indigenously developed system, with a contract for 550–600 Akash missiles expected to be signed “imminently” with state-owned company Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).

BDL is the principal integrator of the 5.8-m long Akash missile, which is fitted with a 55–60 kg high-explosive pre-fragmented warhead and is stated to be capable of engaging multiple aerial targets such as combat aircraft and assorted missile systems up to a 25–30 km range.

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