India bags USD 40 million defence deal in Armenia

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News:India has bagged a $40 million deal to supply 4 indigenously built Swati radars to Armenia.

Facts:

About Swathi Radar:

  • Swathi is a weapon locating radar developed by DRDO’s Electronics & Radar Development Establishment(LRDE) and manufactured by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).
  • It is designed to detect and track incoming artillery and rocket fire to determine the point of origin for counter-battery fire.
  • It can simultaneously detect multiple projectiles like shells, mortars fired from various locations within a 50-km radius.
  • Currently,it is with the Army in LoC in Jammu & Kashmir to track the source of shelling from Pakistani positions.