Rockwell Collins and Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division, a system integrator in the Indian defense industry, signed teaming agreement as part of their pursuit of the Indian Air Force Software Defined Radio program.
“Together, our companies provide the expertise to deliver the best-value software defined radio (SDR) solution for the Indian Air Force while offering an unmatched opportunity for technology transfer,” said Ram Prasad, managing director of Rockwell Collins India. “This announcement formalizes what has been a long-standing and positive working relationship with Tata Power SED and will provide the Indian Air Force with advanced air and ground connectivity to meet their requirements. This relationship is very strategic in nature and would provide Indian defense with not only a local, within country, long-term support and maintenance provider, but also access to state-of-the-art technology.”
Rahul Chaudhry, CEO of Tata Power SED remarked, “Tata Power SED has a four-decade long defense research and development experience and has now emerged as one of the largest private sector defense prime contractors. Our teaming agreement with Rockwell Collins for the Air Force’s Software Defined Radio Program allows us to harness our core competencies in the hi-tech arena of SDR for which Rockwell Collins is an acknowledged world leader with proven solutions. With this collaboration, we bring to India a proven hi-tech communication technology with indigenous security, platform and system engineering as a trustworthy solution.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Tata Power SED is the prime contractor and Rockwell Collins will provide technology for the team’s software defined radio offering. If selected, the team of Tata and Rockwell Collins plan to perform the majority of the program effort in India, providing faster delivery times, as well as more responsive in-country service and support for the customer.
Rockwell Collins is a leader in airborne tactical communications, having provided more than 36,000 radios on 180 platforms worldwide.