The navy’s SSR programme represents the first procurement to be made by the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category of its defence procurement procedure (DPP).
Terma will be responsible for the delivery, deployment and commissioning of the SCANTER 6002 radar systems on-board the Indian Navy vessels as part of the deal.
The arrangement will also see the company supply simulation systems and ensure the establishment of depot-level facilities, as well as provide integrated logistics support for the deliveries, which are to be spread over a ten-year period.
The radar is currently being manufactured indigenously via transfer of technology (ToT) from Terma.
SCANTER 6002 is a latest and advanced high-performance solid state radar system, which is capable of carrying out round-the-clock operations.
Terma previously collaborated with Canadian firm Nanowave Technologies in October to supply the SCANTER 6002 radar to Lockheed Martin Canada, which was chosen by Irving Shipbuilding to provide its combat management system (CMS 330) to the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new fleet of arctic and offshore patrol ships (AOPSs).
The AOPSs are currently under construction at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard.
Terma’s SCANTER radar systems are specifically designed to enter service in scenarios when the commercial marine radar fails in order to meet requirements for noise and interference rejection, signal processing, electronic interfacing, signal distribution and resistance to extreme environments.