India has beaten the Russian & Polish defence firms to bag the $40 million defence deal from Armenia in Europe. Under this defence deal, India will supply the four indigenous ‘Swathi’ weapon Locating Radar(WLR) to Armenia. The supply of the weapon to Armenia has already started.
‘Swathi’ weapon Locating Radar(WLR) has been developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The manufacturing of this weapon is done by Bharat Electronics Limited(BEL).
According to Government sources, This deal is being considered as a big boost for ‘Make in India’ in defence sector.
Armenia had conducted the trials of weapon offered by India, Russia and Poland. After conducting the trial, Armenia found Indian Weapon Locating Radar(WLR) is more reliable and they decided to go for Indian made ‘Swathi’ weapon Locating Radar(WLR) system.
This Weapon Locating Radar(WLR) is cureently used by Indian Army at LoC in Jammu & Kashmir. The main work of this system to trace the source of attack by Pakistani positions. This Radar system can trace multiple weapons fired from different locations.