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Russian firm to buy HAL Radar Computers worth Rs 65 Crore

Posted on Feb 09, 11:04AM | UNI

Bangalore, Feb 8 : IRKUT Corporation of Russia today confirmed purchase of 34 sets each of Radar Computer-I and Radar Computer-II for Russian Airforce requirements from the Avionics Division of HAL based in Hyderabad.

The delivery schedule of the order would commence from January 2014 onwards HAL said in a statement at the Aero India here. The value of the contract is Rs 65 crore.

At present, these radar computers are being manufactured at Kasargod unit of HAL (Kerala), which was recently inaugurated by Defence Minister A K Antony.

A prestigious state-of-art technology Radar Computer I and Radar Computer II had been indigenously developed and manufactured since 2004 by HAL. These are integrated into Airborne Radar System in Su-30MKI aircraft. Radar Computers are very critical for mission operation on the aircraft.

RC-I is used for accomplishing coordinated mission operations among related avionics systems in the Aircraft, whereas RC-II is used to accomplish the coordinated operations within Radar system.

Till date, 300 each of these computers are produced by the division for various Aircraft programmes of Indian Airforce, Algerian Airforce through Rosoboronexport and Russian Airforce through Rosoboronexport.