Armenia Procures Four Swathi Weapon Locating Radars from India

India has won a $40 million deal to supply four locally-built Swathi Weapon Locating Radars (WLRs) to Armenia, according to local reports.

The reports added that India outbid the offerings by Russia and Poland to win the deal. According to officials quoted in the reports, India has already started the supply of the equipment to Armenia.

Swathi WLR is a mobile artillery-locating phased array radar jointly developed by Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), a lab of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).

This counter-battery radar is designed to detect and track incoming hostile artillery and rocket fire to determine the point of origin for counter-battery fire. In its secondary role, it can also track and observe the fall of shot from friendly guns and provide firing corrections.

The detection range for large-caliber artillery rounds is up to 30 km, and increases to 40 km for unguided rockets. Up to 7 targets can be tracked simultaneously. The WLR is configured on a wheeled Tatra 8×8 truck platform, manufactured in India by BEML (earlier Bharat Earth Movers Limited) under license.



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