India's state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has handed over the Swathi long-range weapon-locating radar (WLR) and the Mk-I nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) reconnaissance vehicle (RV) for induction into the Indian Army (IA), India's Press Information Bureau (PIB) said in a 2 March statement.
The Swathi WLR provides fast, automatic, and accurate location of enemy weapons such as mortars and tube and rocket artillery firing within its effective zone of coverage, according to PIB. The system simultaneously handles multiple incoming projectiles, even those that may have been fired from different weapon types located in different positions.
A joint development between the DRDO's Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), the Swathi WLR is also able to cue counter-battery fire of the IA's own artillery weapons.
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