Indra’s Lanza 3D radar continues to establish itself as one of the most advanced surveillance systems on the market and continues its international expansion. Indra is currently installing its naval version, Lanza-N 3D, on one of the destroyers of the Indian Navy, thus initiating the delivery of the 23 radars that it will supply to the Indian Navy over the next decade.

This milestone is part of the contract signed by the company in 2020 with the Indian company TATA Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) within the framework of a technology transfer program. This provides for the delivery by Indra of a total of three complete radars, in addition to the central elements of its system for another 20 radars intended for ships, which TASL will complete and integrate locally. An additional reference radar was added to these to support this technology transfer during the additional maintenance period of 12 and a half years.

After designing and producing the first radar at Indra‘s facilities in Madrid, the system passed the factory acceptance tests (FAT) in November at CEAR, the Radioelectric Analysis Center of the Aerospace Technology Institute (INTA), to be subsequently shipped to India, where installation has begun once the ship has become available.

The following two radars are already in production and are expected to pass FAT tests this year.

The Lanza-N radar that is being implemented is based on the one fitted to the ship Juan Carlos I of the Spanish Navy. However, the system has been adapted to the regulatory requirements of India, for example, in the environmental field, to guarantee its optimum performance. Performance even in conditions of high humidity and extreme heat.

In addition, it incorporates the latest technological and operational updates incorporated by Indra to its family of Lanza radars, as well as some improvements, such as greater power for the use of long-range mode or remote monitoring of the pressurization system.

This project confirms the export potential of the Lanza-N radar, a high-tech Spanish solution for surface ships, designed as a long-range, modular, solid-state pulsed tactical radar with all the equipment associated with the Lanza-N fully integrated for a naval operation.

The main function of radar is the detection of aircraft within the instrumented coverage volume, even in adverse conditions. It also includes the integration of a secondary surveillance radar (IFF/SSR).

The most advanced radar technology

Indra’s Lanza 3D family radars have not stopped evolving and improving to become one of the most advanced on the market worldwide.

Thus, Indra has also become one of the main manufacturers of radars in the world, applied not only to the Defense sector but also in the field of mobility and air traffic. The company has one of the largest radar factories in Europe in the Community of Madrid, with more than 7,000 square meters and 200 specialized professionals.

With more than forty years of working on the development of these systems, Indra has exported his radars to five continents and is the main supplier of NATO. The protection of European airspace, the survival of the Eurofighter and the ships of various navies, and even the protection of satellites in orbit depend on the company’s mastery of this technology.

It has also developed one of the most powerful radars in Europe and the world, intended for space surveillance, capable of detecting objects in orbit more than 2,000 kilometers from Earth and is responsible for protecting launches, satellites and the international space station.

In this area, Indra has signed a collaboration agreement with the Indian company Centum Electronics to present a joint proposal to the Indian Space Agency (ISRO) for the manufacture of radar for observing and tracking objects in space with which to protect the country’s space assets. The agreement is aligned with the “Make India” strategy of the Government of the country, which supports the formation of this type of strategic alliance between local companies and leading companies.

Indra is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technology partner for the key operations of its clients’ businesses around the world. It is a world-leading provider of proprietary solutions in specific segments of the Transport and Defense markets. It is a leading digital transformation and Information Technology company in Spain and Latin America through its subsidiary Minsait.

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