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Ministry of Defense signs contract with Mahindra Telephonics for 11 airport surveillance radars | India News


NEW DELHI: The Defense Ministry on Thursday signed a contract with Mahindra Telephonics to purchase 11 airport surveillance radars for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard, according to an official statement.
The installation of these radars will increase awareness of the air domain around airfields and improve safety and efficiency in Navy and Coast Guard flight operations, he said.
These 11 monopulse secondary surveillance radars are much more accurate compared to conventional radars when multiple aircraft are in close proximity in a specific area of ​​airspace.
“The acquisition, at a cost of Rs 323.47 crore, will take place in the ‘Buy and Manufacture’ category,” the Defense Ministry statement said.
In the “Buy and Build” defense procurement category, the initial purchase of equipment can be made from a foreign company, followed by domestic production through an Indian company in a phased manner involving the “technology transfer” of technologies. Criticals according to a “specified range, depth, and reach”.
The Defense Ministry said that the signing of this contract between it and Mahindra Telephonics Integrated Systems Limited is an achievement of the central government towards the ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ (Self-Sufficient India Campaign) and the objectives envisaged in it.
“This would allow the absorption of technology, the development of skills, indigenous manufacturing and the boost of employment opportunities,” he added. PTI DSP
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