Surface Surveillance Radar Project Deal Signed

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The Defence Ministry has signed a contract with Nova Integrated Systems Ltd (NISL), a subsidiary of Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL), to execute the Navy’s Surface Surveillance Radar (SSR) project.

This is the first procurement by the Ministry under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP).

The project involves the delivery, installation and commissioning of radar systems on 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. 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.

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

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