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Defence ministry, BEL ink pact to procure ship-borne modern radio system

The deal is worth over Rs 1,000 crore

Ministry of Defence | Bharat Electronics Ltd | Radio

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

software defined radio
SDR is an entirely different kind of radio communication compared to current digital systems

The defence ministry on Monday signed a contract with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to procure a software-defined tactical ship-borne system worth over Rs 1,000 crore, according to an official statement.

The procurement of SDR-Tac (software-defined tactical) "will bring strategic depth to the armed forces", the defence ministry's statement said.

The SDR-Tac is a four channel multi-mode, multi-band, 19-inch rack mountable, ship-borne software defined system, it said.

"It is intended to serve ship-to-ship, ship-to-shore and ship-to-air voice and data communication for network centric operations," the statement said.

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First Published: Mon, February 08 2021. 21:17 IST