PM Modi To Formally Handover DRDO-Developed Advanced Electronic Warfare Suite 'Shakti' To Indian Navy Today

by Swarajya Staff - Nov 19, 2021 09:23 AM +05:30 IST
PM Modi To Formally Handover DRDO-Developed Advanced Electronic Warfare Suite 'Shakti' To Indian Navy Today(Representative Image)

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will formally hand over Advanced Electronic Warfare Suite ‘Shakti’ designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for naval ships to the Indian Navy today (19 November).

The 'Shakti' handing over ceremony will be held as part of Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv at Jhansi.

Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) System ‘Shakti’ has been designed and developed by Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) Hyderabad, a laboratory of DRDO, for capital warships of the Indian Navy for the interception, detection, classification, identification and jamming of conventional and modern radars, a Defence Ministry release said on Thursday (18 November).

The Shakti EW system will provide an electronic layer of defence against modern radars and anti-ship missiles to ensure electronic dominance and survivability in the maritime battlefield. This system will replace the earlier generation EW Systems of the Indian Navy, the ministry said.

The system has been integrated with the wideband Electronic Support Measures (ESM) and Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) for the defence of Indian Navy ships against missile attacks.

The ESM of the system helps in finding accurate direction and interception of modern radars. The system has a built-in radar fingerprinting and data recording replay feature for post-mission analysis, the ministry said.

First Shakti system has been installed on-board INS Visakhapatnam and is being installed on-board Indigenous Aircraft Carrier, INS Vikrant, it added.

Twelve Shakti Systems are under production at Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) supported by more than fifty MSMEs at a total cost of Rs 1,805 crore.

These systems are scheduled to be installed on-board capital warships under production, including P-15B, P-17A and Talwar class follow-on ships.

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