Tata Group firm has bagged an order to provide defence equipment –Portable Diver Detection Sonar–-which would boost underwater surveillance capability, to the Indian Navy.
This is the second contract to be signed to enhance government’s defence indigenisation efforts. The maiden contract under this category was signed earlier this year by the Navy for the supply of Surface Surveillance Radar for IN warships.
Portable Diver Detection Sonar would be manufactured by Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division in India at their facility at Bengaluru with Transfer of Technology from DSIT Israel, the government said in an official statement.
The new defence equipment would further enhance Navy’s underwater surveillance capability in the field of low intensity maritime operations.
“Procurement of these sonars for utilisation onboard ships is being undertaken by the Indian Navy to augment countermeasures against asymmetric threats,” the statement noted.
Induction of weapons and sensors under ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category, is one the numerous measures being taken by the Indian Navy to boost indigenisation for ensuring a self reliant Navy, in line with the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.
Rahul Chaudhry, CEO of Tata Power SED, said, “We thank Indian Navy and Ministry of Defence for this opportunity. We are committed to ‘Make in India in Defence’ agenda for Government of India. In the last three years, we have committed the largest Private Sector investments in Defence Manufacturing at Vemagal in Karnataka. For this program, Tata Power SED is committed along with our partner DSIT Solutions to deliver a world class solution to Indian Navy.”