The Defence Ministry on 8 June gives nod to military purchases worth over Rs. 5,500 crore, which includes the purchase of 12 high power radars for the Indian Air Force having a capability to detect high speed targets.
The 12 high power radars will be procured indigenously under the ‘Buy (Indian) Indigenously Designed Developed and Manufactured category.
The decision for procurement was taken during a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC, Defence Ministry’s highest decision-making body on procurement) which was chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
“The radars will provide long range medium and high altitude radar cover with the capability to detect and track high speed targets following parabolic trajectories. Technologically superior, the radars will have the capability to scan 360 degrees without mechanical rotation of Antenna and will operate on 24×7 basis with minimal maintenance requirement,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement.