The Ministry of Defence has signed a pact with the TATA POWER SED to modernize infrastructure of 37 airfields of Indian Air Force. The total cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs 1,200 crore.
The contract has been signed in Two Phases. Under 1st-Phase of the contract is to Modernization of Airfield Infrastructure, the airfields of the Indian Air Force were upgraded.
Under 2nd-Phase, the navigational aids and infrastructure are to be upgraded. The 2nd-phase also includes installation and commissioning of modern airfield equipment such as Cat-II Instrument Landing System and Air Field Lightning System. The modern equipment are to be directly connected to Air Traffic Control. This will provide excellent control of airfield system. Under the project, the first modern airfield system was set up at Bhatinda.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Minister of Defence: Raj Nath Singh.
- Headquarters of TATA Power SED: New Delhi, India.
- TATA Power president: Natarajan Chandrasekaran.