Feb. 23 (UPI) -- India's Nova Integrated Systems, in partnership with Terma AS, has signed an Indian Ministry of Defense contract to provide naval surface surveillance radar.
The award, the value of which was not disclosed, involves the delivery, installation and commissioning of the radar systems on Indian navy vessels.
NISL's delivery of simulators, establishment of depot-level facilities and integrated logistics support for 10 years are also covered.
"We are proud to be the first private-sector Indian company to bag the coveted contract of the SSR project," said Sukaran Singh, chief executive officer and managing director, Tata Advanced Systems, NISL's parent company. Undertaking the responsibility of complete manufacture and assembly of a radar for the Indian Navy gives us an excellent opportunity to showcase our prowess of development and assembly projects in high technology areas."
NISL 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 agreement.
"We see this contract between the MOD, the government of India and Nova Integrated Systems as a very important milestone for Terma as we strongly support the 'Make in India' initiative," Jens Maaloe, president and chief executive officer of Terma A/S said. "We are happy to participate in this initiative that will further strengthen our well-established collaboration between the two companies."
Terma said facilities at Tata's Combat Management Systems development center will be used for the SSR project.