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The Defense Acquisition Council (DAC), Headed by Defense Minister Arun Jaitley, on Saturday Accorded Approval to the Army for Upgrades Worth ₹2,806 Crore.

Of this, the Upgrades of Armored Fighting Vehicles is Expected to Cost about ₹2,400 Crore, while the Carrier Command Posts of the Artillery will Need ₹400 Crore.

The Upgrades will be Carried Out by the Ordnance Factory in Medak, a Defense Ministry Official said. The Carrier Command Posts on Tracked Vehicles will be for Technical Control of Artillery Fire, Officials said. The Medak Factory will Manufacture the Command Posts, Equipped with Latest Communication Systems & Computers, to Enable the Commander to Direct Fire at Targets. The Posts will also have Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Assist the Commander to Gather Precise Information about the Battlefield Scenario in Real Time, sources said.