The Indian Army has reportedly received three bids for its air defence, including counter UAS, tender. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has announced a partnership with Italy’s Leonardo S.p.A while Larsen & Toubro and Advanced Weapons & Equipment India Ltd (AWEIL) are also reported in the Indian defence press to have put in bids.
A request for proposal for 220 air defence guns was issued by the Ministry of Defence in October last year. The proposal includes 1.42 lakh rounds of ammunition and the estimated contract value is marked around Rs 6,500 crore.
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(Image: Leonardo’s The HITFIST® is a two man turret incorporating armaments, sensors, electronics, protection and man machine interface technologies)