On 3rd June 2021, The Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a Rs 323.47 crore worth contract with Mahindra Telephonics Integrated Systems Limited for procurement of 11 Airport Surveillance Radars for the use of Indian Navy & Indian Coast Guard.
Objective – The installation of these radars will increase the air domain awareness.
- This would enable absorption of technology, skill development and indigenous manufacture, boosting employment opportunities.
i.These 11 Monopulse Secondary surveillance radars will provide accurate data with high proximity levels compared to the conventional radars.
- Increased Air track measurements with enhanced safety & efficient flying operations will be developed with these radars.
ii.Mahindra Telephonics signed the contract for the 11 radars under the “Buy and Make” category, to boost “Make in India” initiative.
What is the “Buy and Make” Category?
Company can make initial purchase of equipment from foreign company, followed by indigenous production of Critical parts in phased manner through “Transfer of Technology”
Recent Related News:
In December 2020, Union Minister for Defence, Rajnath Singh handed over 3 New Indigenous Systems – Border Surveillance System (BOSS), Indian Maritime Situational Awareness System (IMSAS) & ASTRA MK-I Missile all developed by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) to the Chiefs of 3 Armed Forces – Indian Navy, Indian Air Force (IAF) & Indian Army
About Mahindra Telephonics Integrated Systems Ltd:
Mahindra Telephonics is a Defence equipment manufacturing company incorporated in 2013.
CEO – Jayantaraj Chatterjee
Head Office – Mumbai, Maharashtra
About Ministry of Defence (MoD):
Union Minister – Rajnath Singh (Constituency – Lucknow, UP)
Minister of State – Shripad Yesso Naik (Constituency – North Goa, Goa)