Friday, April 13, 2012

India places order for Electronic Warfare system with a Canadian company

In a bid to strengthen its Electronic Warfare (EW) system, Bangalore-based Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) has placed an order with a Canadian company for supply of high tech electronic equipment.

DARE has placed the order, worth USD 3-4 million, to Montreal-based Ultra Electronics TCS to supply a shelter-based, mobile simulator system including an integrated antenna array and Ultra EAGLE 0.5 40 GHZ ELINT receiver.

"We are very pleased to announce this award and anticipate follow-on business, given the growing demand for both EW and tactical communications equipment in India.

"Ultra TCS's EW systems are ideal for markets requiring state-of-the-art, competitively priced equipment," said Iwan Jemczyk, President of Ultra Electronics TCS, said in a statement.

The complete system would be used in a test environment to evaluate aircraft EW radar capability and provide an opportunity for pilots to assess the equipment's functionality, specifically the effectiveness of countermeasure techniques.

The EW system would be integrated at Ultra TCS facility in Ottawa and then shipped to the DARE facility in Bangalore in late 2013.

Ultra Electronics, TCS, part of the Ultra Electronics group, is a global leader in tactical communication systems, including high-capacity radio communications and electronic warfare (EW) systems.

Ultra TCS supplies dependable, reliable and powerful communications equipment for tactical military and defence system applications.