Indian Navy Signs Contract for Surface Surveillance Radar
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Indian Navy Signs Contract for Surface Surveillance Radar
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On February 22, ministry of defence signed a contract with NOVA Integrated Systems Limited (NISL), a subsidiary of Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) to execute Indian Navy’s Surface Surveillance Radar (SSR) project. The SSR programme is the first procurement by MoD under the Buy and Make (Indian) category, in line with the government’s Make-in-India initiative. The project 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. NOVA Integrated Systems Limited (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.

The ministry of defence said “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.”

Sukaran Singh, CEO and MD, Tata Advanced Systems Limited said, “We are proud to be the first private sector Indian company to bag the coveted contract of the SSR project. Undertaking the responsibility of complete manufacture and assembly of a radar for the Indian Navy gives us an excellent opportunity to showcase our prowess of development and assembly projects in high technology areas. We look forward to making a meaningful contribution to the Indian ministry of defence’s first procurement under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category of the DPP.”

NISL will indigenously manufacture these state-of-the-art radars in collaboration with Terma, Denmark. Jens Maaløe, president and CEO, Terma said, “We see this contract between MoD, government of India and NOVA Integrated Systems Limited as a very important milestone for Terma as we strongly support the Make-in-India initiative. We are happy to participate in this initiative that will further strengthen our well-established collaboration between the two companies.”

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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