In a boost to India’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) will make SCANTER 2001 radars in India under Transfer of Technology from Terma.
The Indian company has chosen Terma for Phase II of the Coastal Surveillance System (CSS) it is establishing for the Indian Coast Guard. The CSS is aimed at covering the entire Indian coastline in two phases.
Phase I of CSS has been established with a network of 46 SCANTER 2001 radar sites. Under Phase II, 38 more SCANTER 2001 radar sites will be added.
“Continuing our well-established partnership from Phase I into Phase II, Terma will be providing additional technology transfer to BEL for manufacturing the radars required for CSS Phase II project,” said Anupam Mathur, Vice President & General Manager, Terma Asia Pacific. “Most of the modules/spares etc. will be made by BEL and its vendors in India. The complete installation/commissioning and life cycle support of the radars is also going to be undertaken by BEL.
“Terma understands India’s call for self-reliance and its move towards ‘Make-in-India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ (self-reliant India) and thereby extends its support by adapting to the country’s demand and offering Transfer of Technology (ToT),” added Mathur.
Terma has been manufacturing radars for more than six decades and has delivered more than 100 radars a year for the last 10 years. Its radar can separate multiple (non-cooperative) surface and air targets in close proximity, and in all weather conditions (sea states). With the completion of Phase II of the project, Terma will have more than 100 operational land-based radar sites in India.
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