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09:40 AM, February 22, 2017
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Indian Navy seals deal with Tata firm to buy surveillance radars. Photo credit: New Indian Express

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract with NOVA Integrated Systems Limited (NISL) to execute Indian Navy’s Surface Surveillance Radar (SSR) project.

The project awarded to the subsidiary of Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL), involves delivery, installation and commissioning of the Radar Systems on Indian Navy vessels, as well as delivery of simulators, establishing depot level facilities, and integrated logistics support with deliveries spread over 10 years.

The proposed radar is based on the latest solid state technology and also suited for coastal surveillance applications, the ministry announced in a statement today.

The SSR programme is the first procurement by MoD under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP).

NISL is a strategic initiative of the Tata group in the aerospace and defence sector equipped to offer customised technical solutions to Indian defence, paramilitary forces, civilian requirements, international OEMs and system integrators.

“Procurement of SSR is part of Indian Navy’s plan for modernisation of its fleets. It would also be installed on the ships under construction and is in line with the Government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.”

NISL has partnered with Terma A/S of Denmark on this project to undertake the manufacturing, integration and testing of the Radar system under transfer of technology in India.

Facilities at TASL’s Combat Management Systems (CMS) development center will be utilised for the SSR project which involves integration of the radar with a variety of weapon and sensor systems on different class of vessels of the Indian Navy’s Battle Assets.

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