Danish aerospace, defense, and security company, Terma in partnership with India’s Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) as prime contractor has been awarded a contract to execute Indian Navy’s Surface Surveillance Radar (SSR) project for 31 radars.
The SSR program is the first procurement by MoD under the “Buy and Make (Indian)” category of the Defense Procurement Procedure (DPP).
The project involves delivery, installation, and commissioning of radar systems on Indian Navy vessels as well as delivery of simulators, establishment of depot level facilities, and integrated logistics support with deliveries spread over 10 years. The radar is being manufactured in India with Transfer of Technology from Terma, Denmark.
The SCANTER 6002 is a state-of-the-art, high-performance solid state X-band Navigation, Surface Search and Short Range Air Surveillance Radar System capable of 24X7 operations.
The SCANTER 6000 radar series offers superior detection and tracking capabilities of small surface targets and of air targets in the near lower airspace around the vessel.
SCANTER, with small target detection capability, can efficiently monitor illegal activities such as drug trafficking, smuggling, illegal immigrants, piracy, illicit fishing, terrorism, etc.
It is perfectly suited for high-definition sea surface surveillance and short-range air surveillance for helicopter control and ship navigation.