Ministry of Protection Bharat Electronics Restricted indicators contract price over 1,000 rupees to acquire the superior ANI radio system
Bharat Electronics Limited’s Department of Defense signs a contract to purchase a modern radio system valued at over 1,000 rupees
New Delhi [India]February 9 (ANI): The Ministry of Defense and Public Sector Defense, which engages Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), signed a contract on Monday to procure the software Defined developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) Radio Tactical (SDR-Tac) worth over Rs 1,000 crore signed here.
In an official press release, the Department of Defense announced that the SDR-Tac, developed by the DRDO’s Defense Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL) jointly by a consortium of domestic agencies and industry consisting of Weapons and Electronics Systems Engineering Establishment (WESEE), BEL , designed and developed by the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Center (CAIR) and the Indian Navy will add strategic depth to the armed forces.
“Delivery will be in three years. The BEL is already shipping SDR-Naval Combat (NC) and SDR-Air is in a user rating test. DRDO and BEL plan to give the armed forces a safety rating on the latest SDR,” it said .
Specifically, the SDR-Tac is a 4-channel, multi-mode, multi-band, 19-inch rack-mountable software defined radio system that is used for ship-to-ship, ship-to-shore, and ship-to-ship shipping Air, voice and data communication is provided for network-centric operations.
“It supports the simultaneous operation of all four channels for V / UHF and L-band. This SDR system contains several types of waveforms for narrowband and broadband applications. The MANET waveforms are available in UHF and L-band to suit the ad -Hoc network function. User evaluation attempts for full port and sea phase tests were successfully completed in Visakhapatnam from May to June 2018 for all waveforms including V / UHF and L-band MANET waveforms under various network configurations, “the ministry said.
It was added that interoperability tests were also successfully carried out with all other form factors covering Airborne SDR-AR on board Dornier Aircraft, SDR-Tac on board INS Kirch in sailing mode, SDR manpack and SDR handheld.
“All aspects have been successfully assessed and approved for procurement by all Navy user agencies,” it says.
The ministry said the armed forces need a transition from the single-purpose radio of the past to more flexible Software Defined Radios (SDRs) in order to meet most of their wireless communication needs.
“These SDRs will be backward compatible with existing Indian radios. Different service groups require different form factor radios for specific platforms and waveforms / applications. The SDRs allow the use of common waveform / application implementation methods for different form factors. They also allow the implementation of futuristic radios waveforms on the same hardware using software programmability, which ensures longer life and cost savings, “he said.
A key factor in SDRs is that software programmability enables easy changes to the basic characteristics of the radio such as modulation types, operating frequencies, bandwidths, multiple access schemes, source and channel coding / decoding methods, spreading / de-spreading techniques, and encryption / decryption algorithms.
Traditional hardware-centric radios require hardware changes to change these basic properties. Several types of radios can be replaced with multi-mode, multi-band, and multi-role SDRs with appropriate form factors. (ANI)
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