Tata Power Company''s strategic electronics division (Tata
Power SED) has secured seven licences for designing, development,
manufacturing, assembling and upgrading mission critical
systems in seven core areas of defence strategic electronics.
licences were issued by the department of industrial policy
and promotion under the ministry of commerce and industry.
Tata Power SED would be the prime contractor for the sale
of equipment to the defence ministry.
Power SED, a leading domestic player in strategic electronics,
is harnessing its "systems and engineering"
capabilities to emerge as a prime contractor to defence
equipment and systems.
this year, Tata Power SED secured orders for Pinaka multi-barrel
rocket launcher system from the Indian Army and futuristic
automatic data handling system for air defence from the
Indian Air Force.
is now poised to harness its multi-disciplinary capabilities
and emerge as a long-term reliable partner to Indian defence
forces. Over the next five years, these licences open
a domestic addressable market of over Rs20,000 crore,
for Tata Power SED, which includes upgrades of existing
platforms. Additionally, business opportunities through
the ''offset" clause (as set out in the defence procurement
procedure - DPP 2006) for systems design, engineering
and testing services will also be targeted by the company,
opening up the export market," said Rahul Chaudhry,
CEO of Tata Power SED.
seven defence production licences involve design, development,
manufacture, assembly and upgrades of:
Electronic warfare systems for the army, navy, air force,
para-military and inland security;
Warfare enablers, development of specialised antennas
and masts. ruggedisation of COTS and specialised software
for network management, monitoring and security. integrated
GIS with communication and navigation system for defence
and civilian applications, global positioning systems
and GPS-based vehicle navigation and tracking systems,
Avionics, airborne assemblies, systems and equipment
for aircrafts, helicopters and AWACS;
Air defence guns, field artillery, naval guns, tanks,
combat vehicles, anti-tank weapons systems;
Naval combat, air defence, artillery, command and control
border security and surveillance;
MIL (military grade) products such as display consoles,
rugged computers, workstations servers, on board computers,
Weapon systems - rocket and missile launchers.