New Delhi. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a major contract to Mahindra Telephonics Integrated Systems Limited (MTIS), a subsidiary of Mahindra Defence Systems (MDS) for the supply of Hi-Tech Airport Surveillance Radars (ASR).
The Indian Navy after rigorous products trials and through a competitive process has selected MTIS for manufacture of 11 Airport Surveillance Radars with Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar capability. These Radars will be installed in 9 Air Stations of Indian Navy and two of the Indian Coast Guard which are located along the coast and in our island territories.
Mr SP Shukla, Group President – Defence, Aero and Agri sectors and Chairman, MTIS said that, “This contract truly exemplifies the success of our government’s Make in India initiative. It is certainly an honour to be part of this high-technology project for manufacture of state of art Radars in India. We at Mahindra remain committed to Atmanirbhar Bharat and look forward to developing and growing defence manufacturing capability in India.”
After installation of the Radar by MTIS, it will provide air domain awareness and contribute to improving safety of flying operations. MTIS will also provide comprehensive maintenance package for 11 years after the warranty period. The maintenance package will ensure high level of operational availability of the Radars without them becoming obsolescent.
Mr Jayantaraj Chatterjee, CEO, MTIS, said, “We are proud to participate in the Indian Navy’s augmentation of Air surveillance capabilities and deliver state of the art surveillance radars”.