Indian Army to be equipped with new high-tech system in tactical battle area

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Indian Army to be equipped with new high-tech system in tactical battle area

PUNE: The Indian Army <link> is in the process of procuring High Capacity Radio <link> Relay (HCRR), which provides reliable communication with increased bandwidth in tactical battle area, a senior official of the Ministry of Defence <link> (MoD) told TOI.

The official said, "The army has already initiated the process in this regard. A request for information (RFI) has been specified and sent to the global manufacturers. We expect the global manufacturers to respond to the RFI before May 3."

Defence sources said that the defence acquisition council <link> (DAC), the highest body for military purchases in the MoD, has already sanctioned the plan. "The cost of the purchase would be more than Rs 1,000 crore. These advanced HCRRs will be procured for army and Indian Air Force (IAF)," the official added.

Currently, the Army is using purely hardware-based separate high frequency, very high frequency and ultra-high frequency radios, which have little or no data capability.