Defence Acquisition Council headed by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh approves proposal of value Rs. 2,236 Cr.

What is the news?

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the procurement proposal of the Air Force for GSAT-7C Satellite and Ground Hubs for real-time connectivity of Software Defined Radios (SDRs). 

About GSAT-7 Satellites

GSAT-7 also known as Rukmini is an advanced communication satellite built by ISRO. It was launched in 2013 for the Indian Navy to monitor the Indian Ocean Region and provide real-time data to all the Indian submarines, warships and aircraft.

GSAT-7A is an advanced military communications satellite launched by ISRO in 2018. The satellite is currently being used by Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Army. The satellite allows IAF to interlink ground-based radars, airborne early warning and control aircraft for surveillance, gather intelligence by detecting aircraft.

GSAT-7C will be launched in the next 2 to 3 years by ISRO. It will be the 2nd dedicated satellite for the Indian Air Force(IAF).

What are Software Defined Radios (SDRs)?

Software Defined Radio (SDR) provides enhanced data transmission capability, enhanced voice clarity and data transmission accuracy in spectrally noisy environments.

What is the significance of induction of GSAT-7C Satellite and SDRs?

The induction of GSAT-7C Satellite and Software Defined Radios (SDRs) will enhance the ability of Armed Forces to communicate beyond Line of Sight (LoS) among one another in all circumstances in a secure mode.

Source: This post is based on the articleDefence Acquisition Council headed by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh approves proposal of value Rs. 2,236 Cr.published in PIB on 23rd Nov 2021.

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