Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

CAG warns of Army’s ageing chopper fleet

Govt.’s repeated failure to modernise the Army’s helicopter fleet has resulted in a precarious situation.

  1. CAG reports points that Army Aviation Corps is facing a 32% deficiency in its authorised fleet strength.
  2. The report says that about 52% of the existing fleet is more than 30 years old.
  3.  The main reasons were failure in meeting the targets and objectives of the acquisition plans and tardiness in procurement action.
  4. India has recently selected Russian Kamov-228T utility helicopter, which will be built in India under technology transfer.

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