The Indian Ministry of Defense has signed a contract with Atlas Elektronik for the delivery of six active towed array sonar systems (ACTAS) for the Indian Navy.
The total contract volume is approximately 40 million Euros. Delivery of the first system is planned for 2016.
The towed array sonar ACTAS operates in the low-frequency range and permits observation of the sea space at ranges in excess of 60 kilometers, depending on the sound propagation conditions of the water. The performance of ACTAS delivers to warships an exceptional operational range advantage over both the operational range of radars and weapons systems employed by submarines. ACTAS can also locate and track surface vessels which permits reconnaissance of both submarines and ships in the same sonar search area.
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to invite Russia to partake in the $3 billion light-utility helicopters project while meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin today. The helicopters are meant not only for the use of the Indian Armed Forces but also for export
The Indian Army has asked its personnel to stop using the highly popular messaging app, WhatsApp after a number of unsigned messages showed up on social media sites following the Uri encounter in Jammu and Kashmir. According to national news network NDTV, these messages are thought to have been widely circulated on WhatsApp by serving officers, possibly an indicator of discontentment with PM Modi's remarks on Monday where he is accused by the opposition of politicising the Budgam shootout where two innocent young men had been shot dead by the Army
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