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Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has chosen Terma for Phase II of the Coastal Surveillance System being established by BEL for the Indian Coast Guard, reiterating Terma’s position as a market leader in coastal surveillance radars. This requirement is aimed at covering the entire Indian coastline in two phases. While Phase I has been successfully established with the network of 46 SCANTER 2001 radar sites, Phase II will cover up the gaps and strengthen it with 38 more SCANTER 2001 radar sites. Terma has been manufacturing radars for more than six decades with an annual delivery of more than 100 radars a year for the last 10 years.

Terma’s Coastal Surveillance solution is based on the company’s world-renowned family of SCANTER radars which detects targets at a range exceeding IALA advanced requirements. The radar can separate multiple (non-cooperative) surface and air targets in close proximity, in all weather conditions (sea states), which is important for Search-and-Rescue missions in low visibility, but also to:

  • protect natural resources
  • prevent illegal fishing
  • track and control foreign vessels
  • fight criminals wanting to access the territorial waters or the mainland.

With the completion of Phase II of the project, Terma will have more than 100 operational land-based radar sites in India.

Jack Richardson