Induction of New Weapons and Aircraft in Armed Forces: The induction of new aircraft, weapons etc into the Armed Forces is a continuous process. The details of important recent inductions in this regards are as under:-
(i) Cheetal Helicopters.
(ii) Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) Mark 0/I/II/III.
(iii) ALH (Weapon System Integrated [WSI]).
(iv) 20 mm Turret Gun – Integrated with ALH (WSI) platform.
(v) 70 mm Turret Gun – Integrated with ALH (WSI) platform.
(i) Dornier 228 aircraft
(ii) Advance Light Helicopters (ALH MK III)
(iii) Chetak Helicopters
(iv) P81 aircraft
Indian Air Force:
(i) Rafale aircraft
(ii) Light Combat Aircraft
(iii) C-17 and C-130 transport aircraft
(iv) Chinook and Apache Helicopters
The Government is committed to boost “Atmanirbhar Bharat” scheme by inducting LCH and LUH helicopters in Armed Forces.
So far, till February 2021, the Government has issued 523 Industrial licenses for manufacturing of various items in Defence sector.