Bengaluru: Amidst the bustling action unfolding at the Aero India 2015, union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju flagged off the global launch of OIS-AT`s four hi-tech dual use radar systems at an impressive function at the company`s pavilion.
This launch marks a milestone in OIS-AT`s Make in India initiative, signaling its arrival on the world market place, a company statement said.
"I am pleased that an Indian defence and aerospace company from the MSME sector has taken the initiative to develop these radars. I wish them all success and hope we will see more such innovations from Indian MSME organisations," Raju said.
Welcoming the minister, OIS-AT chairman & managing director Sanjy Bhandari said: "I am also pleased that OIS-AT through this launch has been able to successfully showcase its R&D and manufacturing capabilities."
A breakthrough for the Indian Aerospace and Defence sector, these advanced radar systems are designed, developed and manufactured entirely by OIS-AT. The four systems leverage advanced technology developments that are under patent filings and have been under development and manufacture for a number of years, the statement said.
Validating this achievement, OIS-AT was also awarded for "Excellence in Indigenous Product Development" at a glittering function in the city held on the eve of Aero India 2015. The other awardees in various other categories included BEL, Bharat Forge, Dynamatic Aerospace, L&T amongst others.
Designed for domestic and global market requirements and as the owner of the Intellectual Property, OIS-AT is now recognized as an advanced radar system house. "Each of these radar systems is a combination of functionality and performance and is representative of a breakthrough in technology uniqueness, or its advanced technology availability outside traditional radar providers in the west," Bhandari said.
OIS-AT has used an underlying user-focused design philosophy recognizing that different customers have differing needs worldwide. OIS-AT`s four radars are specifically designed to offer a combined 34 configuration options to provide the global user flexibility to pick the configuration which most suits its application, be it military or non-military.