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Czech Radar Manufacturer ELDIS Scores Big With Navy Contract

Czech company ELDIS and its Indian partner, Mahindra Telephonics, have secured a contract with the Ministry of Defence of India for the procurement of 11 combined PSR/MSSR (Primary Surveillance Radar/Mono-pulse Secondary Surveillance Radar) radars for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard. With the award of this prestigious project, which is worth around 40 mil. USD, the company from the Czech Republic has gained a competitive edge in bidding on future tenders of the Indian Armed Forces.

In 2021, the Czech company from Pardubice will celebrate its 30th anniversary. What started out as a small company with only a few employees, quickly grew to become a major success story. Originally founded by former staff of the Research Institute of Radio Technology – an offshoot of the world-renowned Tesla Corporation – ELDIS has managed to successfully build on Tesla’s technological heritage and presently has more than 100 radars up and running in nearly 30 countries worldwide. ELDIS radars survey the air space of all continents of the world, apart from Australia and Antarctica. The Indian market is among those where ELDIS has secured a dominant position. In fact it has become the provider of choice for air-surveillance radars in civil aviation. Offering top quality and reliability for a good price, the Czech firm has proved itself extremely competitive in a tough market jam-packed with big global brands.

The Czech Embassy in New Delhi has continuously supported the Czech company on its Indian journey to success. “We are delighted to see ELDIS, which is a genuinely Czech original equipment manufacturer, secure this important defence contract in tandem with its Indian Partner, Mahindra. I know how hard it is to win projects like these in India. You have to be really good and ELDIS is among the best in the business. It has been an honour for the Embassy to be of help. I should add that the high level of confidence in Czech companies and their technologies by the Indian government reflects where we are in our bilateral relations with India. You can only have cooperation in such a sensitive area between very close and friendly countries”, added the Czech Ambassador to India, His Excellency Milan Hovorka.

Defence and Security is definitely an area that is prominently “on the radar” of the Commercial and Economic Department of the Czech Embassy in New Delhi, as there are big opportunities for Czech exporters. Apart from air surveillance radars, Czech companies may look at opportunities in the design, development and manufacture of jet propulsion and turboprop aviation engines for the civilian as well as the defence sectors, in upgradation and refurbishment projects of military hardware, or in space technology projects. The economic and commercial diplomats of the Embassy are available for consultations of the latest business opportunities. Czech exporters may also get assistance from the representatives of CzechTrade, the Czech Trade Promotion Agency, with offices in Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Jakub Jaroš, Economic Diplomat, Czech Embassy in New Delhi


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