New Delhi: Ministry of Defence on Thursday said that it has signed a contract with Mahindra Telephonics Integrated Systems Ltd., Mumbai for the procurement of 11 Airport Surveillance Radars with Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar for Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. The contract has been signed in the presence of senior officials from the Ministry of Defence and Mahindra Telephonics Integrated Systems on Thursday.
According to an official statement released by the Ministry of Defence 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 the flying operations of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard.
"The signing of this contract is an achievement of the government towards 'Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan' and the objectives envisaged in the programme. This would enable absorption of technology, skill development and indigenous manufacture, boosting employment opportunities," Defence Ministry said in an official release.