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On the lines of Washington and Moscow, New Delhi, to get their own shield against missile threats



The Defense Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Secretary of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman, has already granted approval for the acquisition of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System II (NASAMS-II). The system has the ability to attack and destroy enemy aircraft, drones or cruise missile threats.

  National Advanced-Surface-Air-Missile-System-II

Apart from the USA, NASAMS 2 is also used in Norway, Finland, Spain and the Netherlands. Photo: Youl Tube

New Delhi: India plans to install a new missile shield to protect the national capital. The Defense Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Nirmala Sitharaman, has already granted US $ 1

billion worth of US $ 1 billion worth of Surface Aircraft Missile System II (NASAMS-II), reports TOI . The National Advanced Ground-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) is a medium-range defense system that can quickly identify, attack and destroy current and developing enemy aircraft, drones or cruise missile threats.

It belongs to seven countries since 2005 integrated into the air defense system of the US capital region. In addition to the USA, it is also in use in Norway, Finland, Spain and the Netherlands.

Interestingly enough, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has already developed a two-tier Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system to intercept targets outside and within the atmosphere. Both systems have been tested 13 times since 2006;

New Delhi and Moscow are currently in the final stages of negotiating the purchase and delivery of five S-400 systems after the US was ready to grant CAATSA waiver. The S-400 Triumf (NATO report name SA-21 Growler), is an air defense missile system and is described as one of the best air defense systems in the world.

According to a report by Strategic Defense Intelligence, missile defense systems are likely to account for the largest share of expenditure on the global missile and missile defense system, followed by SAMs and SSMs, and Asia-Pacific accounts for the largest share of total global rocket and missile defense spending make out

                            


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