Indian Navy to acquire portable drive detection sonar from TATAs

  • Thursday, Nov 16 2017

 Indian Navy, has sealed a contract with Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division for supply of Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category


This is the second contract to be signed by the Indian Navy under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category to

boost defence indigenisation effort. The maiden contract under this category was also signed earlier this

year by the Indian Navy for supply of Surface Surveillance Radar for IN warships. 

            Portable Diver Detection Sonar would be manufactured by Tata Power SED in India at their facility at Bengaluru with

Transfer of Technology from DSIT Israel. Induction of weapons and sensors under ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category, is

one the numerous measures being taken by the Indian Navy to boost indigenisation for ensuring a self reliant Navy, in

line with the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. Induction of Portable Diver Detection Sonar would further

enhance Indian Navy’s Underwater Surveillance Capability in the field of Low Intensity Maritime Operations. Procurement of

these sonars for utilisation onboard ships is being undertaken by the Indian Navy to augment countermeasures against

asymmetric threats.

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