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Make in India Contract for Tata Power SED in collaboration with DSIT Solutions Ltd., Israel for supply of Portable Diver Detection Sonar to the Indian Navy
- National, November 16, 2017

Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) announced today the receipt of a Contract for the supply of Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) for Indian Naval applications from Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD). This Contract is a part of “Make in India” initiative and the second contract under the MoD procurement category “Buy and Make (India)” signed by MoD. Tata Power SED partnered with DSIT Solutions Limited, Israel for the delivery of PDDS Systems under a Technology Transfer arrangement for DSIT’s Pointshield PDDS. For Diver Detection Sonar’s this is one of the largest order in the world market.

PDDS will largely be manufactured in India at the Tata Power SED’s Karnataka factories under ToT and support from DSIT Solutions Ltd.

Rahul Chaudhry, CEO of Tata Power SED, said, “We thank Indian Navy and Ministry of Defence for this opportunity. We are committed to ‘Make in India in Defence’ agenda for GoI. In the last three years, we have committed the largest Private Sector investments in Defence Manufacturing at Vemagal in Karnataka. For this program, Tata Power SED is committed along with our partner DSIT Solutions to deliver a world class solution to Indian Navy.”

Benny Sela, CEO of DSIT, remarked, “We see this order as an important vote of confidence in our superior technology by the Indian Navy choosing us to protect their fleet against underwater threats with the PointShield Portable Diver Detection Sonar. We are looking forward to work closely with Tata Power SED and deliver to the Indian Navy high performance and best quality systems. We look at this project as an opportunity to launch a long and fruitful cooperation between the companies for the benefit of our joint customer.”

About Tata Power SED:

The Tata Power Company Limited, Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) For close to four decade, has been a leading private-sector player in the indigenous Design, Development, Production, Integration, Supply and Life-cycle Support of mission critical Defence Systems of strategic importance. The Division has partnered the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Armed Forces, DPSUs and DRDO in the development & supply of state-of- the-art Systems and emerged as a Prime Contractor to MoD for Indigenous Defence Production when it secured Orders for Pinaka Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher, Akash Army Launcher and Integrated EW System for the Indian Army and for the Akash Air Force Launcher, Air Defence and Modernisation of Airfield Infrastructure (MAFI) for the Indian Air Force and Electronic Warfare for Indian Army. The company is also down selected for the two Make programs of TCS (Tactical Communication System) and BMS (Battlefield Management System for Indian Army). For more information, visit www.TataPowerSED.in

About DSIT Solutions Ltd.:

DSIT provides above and underwater detection solutions for HLS, Naval and Critical infrastructure markets. The PointShield™ and AquaShield™ are part of the Shield™ family of Diver Detection Sonars considered as world leader, noted for fully automatic operation and excellence of performance. DSIT’s expertise in the area of sonar and acoustics extends to a number of additional technologically advanced solutions, DSIT has equipped leading navies with Hull Mounted Sonars, Sonar Simulators, Sonar Full Mission Submarine Tactical Trainers and Underwater Acoustic Signal Analysis, DSIT also provides Sonar Upgrade Programs - Modernization of outmoded sonar system, SeaShield™ – Submarine Detection Sonar and Portable Acoustic Ranges.

Above the water DSIT supplies the LightLine™ dual purpose FO sensing solution for both Perimeter Intrusion Detection (PID) and Linear Infrastructure Monitoring (LIM) applications.

DSIT's Fiber-Optic sensing solution provides up to 100 km of continuous surveillance with single point of power and communication through its advanced DAS (Distributed Acoustic Sensing) technology.