Tata Advanced Systems’ subsidiary, Nova Integrated Systems (NISL), has signed a contract with the Defence Ministry to implement Indian Navy’s Surface Surveillance Radar (SSR) project.
The project involves delivery, installation and commissioning of the systems on naval vessels, delivery of simulators and establishment of depot-level facilities besides integrated logistics support. The deliveries would be spread over 10 years.
The SSR programme is the first procurement by the Ministry of Defence under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category of the Defence Procurement Procedure. The radar is based on solid state technology and is also suited for coastal surveillance.
NISL, an initiative of the Tata Group in the aerospace and defence sector, has partnered with Terma A/S of Denmark on this project to undertake the manufacturing, integration and testing of the radar system under transfer of technology in India. The procurement of the SSR is part of the Navy’s plan for modernisation, according to a statement from Tata Advanced Systems (TASL). It would also be installed on the ships under construction and is in line with the Centre’s Make in India initiative.
Tata Advanced Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, focuses on providing integrated solutions for aerospace, defence and homeland security. It has capabilities throughout the entire aerospace value chain from design to full aircraft assembly, and is well positioned in other areas that include missiles, radars, unmanned aerial systems, command and control systems, optronics and homeland security.