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Boosting domestic industry, MoD signs a mega contract with L&T for High-Power Radars

March 2, 2024 By Manish Kumar Jha Photo(s): By L&T

In a major defence contract, the government has signed a contract with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for High Power Radars (HPR). Boosting the domestic private defence entity, the Ministry of Defence has awarded the HPR contract worth 15,000 to L&T which is to be procured by the Indian Air Force (IAF).

HPR is a static sensor for longrange aerial surveillance with higher uptime. Equipped with multiple Next-gen features and capable of remote operations, they will augment IAF's capabilities for monitoring special zones of interest, designating, and tracking adversaries with optimal accuracy. The project is turnkey and is to be executed across multiple locations.

L&T also signed a contract, for an earlier won major order, for the supply of indigenously developed Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS) to the IAF. CIWS is planned for deployment at various locations across India to protect vital assets from all types of low-flying, low-signature aerial threats including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. CIWS comprises Air Defence Guns, Tracking Radars and a Search Radar linked to a Command & Control Shelter along with associated simulators and communication equipment.

According to the officials from L&T, CIWS and HPR shall be realised at L&T's state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, in close collaboration with industrial ecosystem partners comprising MSMEs across India.

On the significance of such a mega contract, Arun Ramchandani, EVP & Head Defence business, L&T said: "Winning these complex high-tech projects competitively after extensive trial evaluation is a testimony to our capabilities in design, development, precision engineering and manufacturing of advanced platforms and systems for the Indian Armed Forces. Our efforts are constantly focused on enhancing the self-reliance of the Indian Armed Forces".

Larsen & Toubro is a $23 billion Indian multinational engaged in EPC Projects, Hi-Tech Manufacturing, and Services. It operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The company is also involved in several strategic projects apart from the delivery of 100 K-9 Vajra to the Indian Army.

Project Classification

ClassificationSignificant Large Major Mega Ultra-Mega
Value in Cr1,000 to 2,500 2,500 to 5,000 5,000 to 10,000 10,000 to 15,000 > 15,000


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