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Astra Microwave Products Limited (AMPL) has secured a significant order from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the supply of a Precision Approach Radar (PAR) system. The contract value stands at ?56 crore and includes a comprehensive Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) spanning 10 years.

This acquisition by HAL bolsters India’s air traffic management infrastructure with a state-of-the-art PAR system. The radar plays a vital role in ensuring the safe and efficient landing of aircraft during adverse weather conditions or low visibility.

Key Features of the PAR System

  • Advanced Antenna System (AESA): The PAR utilizes an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) antenna, offering superior performance and reliability compared to conventional radar systems.
  • Rugged Construction: The radar comes housed in a dedicated equipment cabin, ensuring protection from environmental elements.
  • Self-Reliant Power Supply: An integrated power supply unit comprising a diesel generator and UPS guarantees uninterrupted operation.
  • Enhanced Safety Measures: The system incorporates a fire-fighting system and a security electronic system for comprehensive protection.

Technical Specifications

  • Frequency Band: X-Band
  • Maximum Range: 40 kilometers
  • Low Maintenance Requirements: The PAR system is designed for minimal maintenance, reducing operational costs.
  • AESA Electronic Scanning: The AESA technology facilitates precise and efficient scanning operations.
  • Portable Design: The system’s transportability by container carrier allows for swift deployment to various locations.