The Indian Air Force (IAF) has placed orders for six more squadrons of Akash Missile Systems (AMS) worth Rs 5,000 crore ($1.1 billion). Bengaluru-based Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) will be the principal integrator for the systems. BEL is currently executing the first order for two AMS squadrons (48 missiles) for the IAF worth Rs 1,221 crore ($269.5 million). The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) confirmed to Aviation Week Dec. 16 that the additional orders have ...


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