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India bags US$40 mn defence deal with Armenia

Beating Russian and Polish firms, India has managed to bag a US$ 40 Million defence export deal owing to the reliability of the Indian system vis-à-vis its counterparts. Now India will supply four indigenously-built weapons-locating radars to Armenia.

A government source told reporters, “The deal is for supplying four Swathi weapon locating radars developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to Armenia in Europe.” According to the media reports, the radars provide fast, automatic, and accurate location of enemy weapons like mortars, shells, and rockets in its 50-km range. Moreover, it can also concurrently handle multiple projectiles fired from different weapons at different locations. Further, Indian indigenous systems are far more reasonably priced as compared to their rivals.

To boost defence exports, the Ministry of Defence is also reaching out to South-East Asia, Latin America, and Middle-Eastern countries.