Mahindra Defence wins contract for Integrated ASW Defence Suites with Indian Navy


According to a press release published by the government of Indian on August 27, 2021, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has concluded a contract with Mahindra Defence Systems Limited for the procurement of 14 Integrated Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Defence Suites (IADS) at a cost of Rs 1,349.95 crore in New Delhi on August 27, 2021.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Signature of the contract between Indian MOD and Mahindra Defence Systems Limited (Picture source: Government of India)


The contract with an Indian firm under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category of defence procurement is an important boost to India’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ mission and provides a major fillip to the indigenous defence industry in technology development and production. The system will enhance the anti-submarine warfare capability of the Indian Navy.

IADS is high-end underwater equipment that uses the latest technology. It is designed to detect and protect warships from underwater threats. It is a versatile system capable of operations from all sizes of warships - small, medium and large. The complex array of sensors in water undertakes surveillance and provides inputs for signal processing and analysis. The warship then employs methods to neutralise the underwater threats.

This advanced technology system is the first of its kind being developed by an Indian company for the Indian Navy. Mahindra Defence qualified by proving the capability of the system through comprehensive testing by the Indian MoD in actual operations at sea before being declared as winner on commercial bid. Mahindra Defence would be supplying 14 IADS Systems for the Indian Navy warships.


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