MoD inks contract worth Rs.2269.54 Cr with BEL to procure 11 Shakti Electronic Warfare Systems for the Indian Navy
By PIB Delhi
The Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Hyderabad on 13 February 2024 in New Delhi, for procurement of 11 Shakti Electronic Warfare Systems along with associated equipment/accessories for the Indian Navy under Buy (Indian- IDDM) category at a total cost of Rs.2269.54 Cr.
The Shakti EW System is indigenously designed, developed, and manufactured. The Shakti EW System is capable of accurately intercepting electronic emissions and implementing counter measures in dense electromagnetic environments.
The Shakti EW System will be installed onboard capital warships of the Indian Navy. The project will generate employment of two and a half lakh man-days over a period of four years with the participation of more than 155 industry partners including MSMEs, thus furthering the vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.