Tata Wins Indian Bid for Electronic Warfare Systems

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    Tata Wins Indian Bid for Electronic Warfare Systems


    25 Oct 2011




    EW DELHI - Tata Power SED, winning a rare defense contract for a private Indian defense company, has been declared the lowest bidder in a $186 million contract to develop and supply two integrated electronic warfare systems for mountainous terrain (IEWS-MT) for the Indian Army.



    Tata Power beat Elta of Israel, said Indian Defence Ministry sources. Of the four vendors earlier shortlisted for the trials, Bharat Electronics and Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) failed to clear technical trials.




    This is a major breakthrough for the private sector to be a system integrator in an important electronics warfare (EW) program, which until now was the exclusive domain of Indian state-owned companies. It is expected to open a larger market for future EW systems for private players, said a TATA Power executive.


    Tata Power this year also beat Selex of Italy to win a $260 million contract to modernize 30 Indian Air Force military airports, which the company said was the first win by a domestic private-sector defense company against overseas bidders.


    The Buy (Global) tender for IEWS was floated in 2007. The tender was sent to Elisra and Elta of Israel, Thales of France, EADS of Germany, and among domestic companies, Tata Power, Larsen & Toubro, Bharat Electronics, ITI and Axis Aerospace, among others.


    After technical evaluations, only Tata Power and Elta remained in the competition. Tata Power's bid of about $186 million was slightly lower than the $188 million bid of Elta, said Defence Ministry sources. The contract is likely to be sealed next month.


    The IEWS-MT would be a vehicle-mounted system to deploy in the mountainous terrain of the northeastern border with China.


    The IEWS-MT will include active and passive EW measures. Passive EW measures would include scanning the electromagnetic spectrum and location-fixing of enemy transmitters, while active EW would involve jamming and interception of adversary communications, including cellular and radar.


    Tata Power developed the command-and-control software, including a customized geographical-information-system engine.




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  3. vickysingh

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    When did they become that much mature to compete against ELTA???:shocked:
     
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    Its sign for things to come in the future. private players will bring in much needed accountability and return factor for money being invested in R&D . they wil also solve problem of much needed investment for defence research.
     
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    This is signal for even more private sector participation in our defense contracts. There are some really capable organizations in India that can deliver equipment comparable to the best of international standards. Way to go TATA !
     
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    Well TATA did acquire the Indian wing of their defense arm sometime back. Guess that would have meant significant tech know-how from that wing into TATA's structure. Guess we should acquire more stakes in foreign defense firms or at least acquire their foreign export wings. That would definitely be the shortest route to enhance Indian private defense industries.

    Way to go TATA! Excellent news.
     
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    TATA SED is located in Bangslore. Tried to sell them a good product that I have and to be on their vendor list but no luck!!
     
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    It is interesting to note that an Israeli company can nearly match an Indian company in this kind of a bid.

    I wonder how advanced Tata's development center really is. They have been working hard in their Hyderabad facility. So, good for them.
     
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    tata won thru tender process and beat israeli firm. wow. amazed to know this.

    its good boost for tata and indigenous-ization process for the forces. as navy is reluctant to include private player and rests its faith on government shipyards army is completely opposite to marine sister and is beginning to rely over private firms. this is a good step. but way to go and surely i want TATA power to follow the foot step of TCS and rule the world or atleast have a greater space in world of defence.
     
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