The Defence Ministry on Thursday signed a contract with Mumbai-based tech firm Mahindra Telephonics Integrated Systems Ltd for procurement of 11 Airport Surveillance Radars with Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar for Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard.
According to the Defence Ministry officials, the procurement at a cost of Rs 323.47 crore, will be made under the ‘Buy & Make’ category.
The installation of these radars will increase the air domain awareness around airfields and enhance safety and efficiency in flying operations of the Navy and Coast Guard, they said.
The signing of this contract would be a step towards ‘Self Reliant India’ (Aatmanirbhar Bharat) and enable absorption of technology, skill development and indigenous manufacture, boosting employment opportunities too, the officials further said.
An airport surveillance Radar is a radar system used at airports to detect and display the presence and position of aircraft in the terminal area, the airspace around the airports. It is the main air traffic control system for airspace around airports.