Procurement Of Indigenously-Developed “Tactical LAN Radio”: Indian Army
The Indian Army recently said it has sealed a deal with a Bengaluru-based company to procure the indigenously-developed “tactical LAN radio”.
- It is the second contract that the Army has firmed up under the framework of Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX).
- Tactical LAN Radio is a state-of-the-art high-bandwidth backhaul wireless radio equipment for the provisioning of reliable and failsafe communication.
- The LAN radio solution offers an enhanced range of communication and embedded frequency hopping mechanism to preclude chances of interception.
- It provides long-range point-to-multipoint high-bandwidth communication.
- The system also incorporates enhanced safety features and can operate continuously for 48 hours on a single-set basis, without any breakdown.
iDEX (Innovations for Defence Excellence):
- It is the flagship initiative of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), launched in April 2018.
- Aim is to achieve self-reliance and foster innovation and technology development in Defence and Aerospace by engaging Industries including MSMEs, start-ups, individual innovators, R&D institutes and academia.