Def Min approves procurement of simulation-based training solution for P8l aircraft

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today approved the procurement of a simulation- based training solution for the Navy’s P8l anti-submarine warfare aircraft and an electronic warfare system for the Army at a total cost of about Rs 2,419 crore.

The P-8I training solution will be bought from the US defence major Boeing for Rs 1949.32 crore, the Defence Ministry said.

The deal entails a 10-year comprehensive maintenance service for the module by Boeing.

The Low Intensity Conflict Electronic Warfare System (LICEWS) for the Army is being procured from state-run defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited for Rs 470 crore.

“This system will equip Indian Army with upgraded communications infrastructure to effectively deal with advanced communications systems being used by terrorist groups,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

The communication system is likely to be deployed along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. (AGENCIES)



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