November 16, 2017

Tata Power SED and DSIT Solutions collaborate to supply portable diver detection sonar to the Indian Navy

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 the 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, Israel, for the delivery of PDDS Systems under a technology transfer arrangement for DSIT's Pointshield PDDS. For diver detection sonars this is one of the largest orders 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.

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 programme, 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.”