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Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has selected Terma radars once again for Phase two of the Indian Coastal Surveillance System, the Danish company announced on 20 November.

SCANTER 2001 radars, progressively manufactured in India by BEL during Phase I, provide partial coverage of the coastline under the Indian Coast Guard programme from 46 radar sites, Phase II, which will require additional technology transfer to BEL, will plug existing gaps and strengthen coverage by adding a further 38 sites, at the end of which there will be 100+ Terma radar sites will be operationalin India.

Continuing our well-established partnership from Phase I into Phase II, Terma will be providing additional technology transfer to BEL for manufacturing the radars required for [the] CSS Phase II project. Most of the modules/spares etc. will be made by BEL and its vendors in India. The complete installation/commissioning and life cycle support of the radars is also going to be undertaken by BEL,” explains Anupam Mathur, VP/ General Manager, Terma Asia Pacific. “Terma understands India’s call for self-reliance and its move towards ‘Make-in-India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ (self-reliant India) and thereby extends its support by adapting to the country’s demand and offering transfer of technology.”

The SCANTER radar can separate multiple (non-cooperative) surface and air targets in close proximity and in all weather conditions – an important consideration for search and rescue operations in low visibility, but also for protection of natural resources from illegal fishing, tracking and control foreign vessels, and countering criminal activity.

A Terma radar installed on the Chennai lighthouse as part of Phase I of the Indian Coast Guard’s Coastal Surveillance System project. (Photo: Terma)

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