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Sources: Defense Ministry authorizes purchase of 15 maritime patrol planes for the Coast Guard and Navy

<p>According to reports, the plan to purchase six maritime patrol aircraft for the Indian Coast Guard and nine maritime surveillance aircraft for the Indian Navy has received permission from the Defence Ministry.</p>
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<p>The Made-in-India C-295 cargo aircraft will serve as the foundation for the 15 maritime patrol planes, with a project value of around Rs 29,000 crore.</p>
<p>According to ANI, the cargo aircraft would be equipped with sensors and radars manufactured by the Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS) of the Defence Research and Development Organization.</p>
<p>“There are plans for acquiring long-range maritime surveillance aircraft, which the Air Force has taken, and the contracts will be signed with TASL (Tata Advanced Systems Limited), wherein we are about to get six C-295 transport aircraft,” Rakesh Pal, chief director general of the Indian Coast Guard, stated</p>