The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the signing of a significant contract with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) today, marking a major step in strengthening the country’s maritime surveillance capabilities. The contract, valued at Rs. 458.87 Crores, entails the procurement of two Dornier Aircraft for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) under the Buy (Indian) category.
The Dornier aircraft will be instrumental in conducting aerial surveillance over the maritime areas of responsibility. Equipped with cutting-edge technology, including a Glass Cockpit, Maritime Patrol Radar, Electro-Optic Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, and Mission Management System (MMS), these aircraft will significantly enhance the ICG’s capabilities in monitoring and safeguarding the nation’s coastal regions. The inclusion of these advanced features ensures optimal performance and efficiency during critical missions.
With the induction of the Dornier Aircraft, the Indian Coast Guard will witness a substantial boost in its aerial surveillance capabilities, enabling it to effectively combat maritime threats and safeguard the nation’s maritime interests. This strategic move by the Ministry of Defence underscores the government’s commitment to strengthening national security and reinforces India‘s position as a regional maritime power.