The Indian Navy entered the contract with Tata Power SED under the 'Buy and Make' category, the according to the Defence Ministry. This deal is in line with the government's 'Make in India' initiative for the defence sector, which aims to boost indigenous procurement of defence supplies.
The company in a statement said the order for the sonars is one of the largest in the world market.
"This is the second contract to be signed by the Indian Navy under the 'Buy and Make (Indian)' category to boost government's defence indigenisation effort," the defence ministry said in a statement. Earlier this year, the Indian Navy signed a contract for the supply of Surface Surveillance Radar for warships.
With a transfer of technology from DSIT Solutions, Tata Power SED will manufacture the sonars at its facility in Bengaluru. DSIT is an Israel-based company that specialises in underwater security systems for commercial, energy, defence, and homeland security markets, according to its website.
(With inputs from PTI)
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