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DAC Approves State of the Art Technological Upgrade of 17 Dorniers of ICG worth Rs 950 Crore

The Defence Ministry on 27 October 2018 approved the Mid-Life Upgrade of 17 Dornier Aircraft of Indian Coast Guard at a cost of Rs 950 crore, an official statement said.

The upgrades will be carried out by M/s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the aircraft manufacturer of India.

ICG is responsible for protecting the national interests in maritime zones of India which entails surveillance of sea areas of approximately 2.01 million square kilometres of India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

ICG is also the nodal agency in India for maritime pollution response.

In order to enhance the capabilities of the fleet, DAC (Defence Acquisition Council) accorded approval for upgradation of these aircraft with state-of-the-art technology, spares, Special Maintenance Tools (SMT) and Special Test Equipment (STE).

The DAC also approved equipping of three aircraft with Pollution Surveillance Systems

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