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HFCL Takes the Lead: Unveiling a New Era in Defence Tech with Cutting-Edge Radars

In a notable development, HFCL Limited (HFCL), a technology enterprise in India and provider of state-of-the-art telecommunication products and solutions, is poised to transform its impact in the defence sector. This transformation involves a strategic focus on radar technologies to fulfil the critical Information, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) needs of Defence and Security Forces. The deployment of these cutting-edge radar technologies offers unparalleled advantages and showcases versatile applications across multiple sectors, underscoring HFCL’s unwavering dedication to innovation and excellence in the defence industry.

In its initial offering, HFCL through its 90% owned subsidiary, Raddef Private Limited, a R&D enterprise specialising in cutting edge radars and RF solutions, has designed a range of Surveillance Radars catered to meet diverse operational needs. These radars employ Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) technology offering numerous advantages over other radar technologies, including high accuracy, low power consumption, and resistance to interference. Apart from the application of ground surveillance for border and parametric security, FMCW radars offer a wide range of applications, from weather radar to navigation systems. Their unique capability to simultaneously measure  distance and velocity positions them as essential technology for various modern applications. With diverse variants catering to specific operational requirements, these surveillance radars are exceptionally versatile, portable, and deployable across challenging and hostile terrains.

HFCL is also actively engaged in the development of a state-of-the-art Drone Detection Radar, poised to be an important component of modern drone detection systems. HFCL’s ongoing cutting-edge research and development initiatives extend to a diverse range of radar technologies. These include Doppler Weather Radars, Threat Emulators, LTE-based Passive Radars, Fog and Foliage Penetration Radars, Coastal Surveillance Radars, Avalanche Detection Radars, Altimeters, and more. These innovative radar systems, spanning various technologies, play a pivotal role in meeting the operational and functional needs of users across diverse sectors and domains.

The worldwide market for surveillance Radars is expected to reach to USD 12 billion per annum by 2030 from the current market size of USD 6.87 billion per annum.

Mahendra Nahata, Managing Director, HFCL said, “We embark on a transformative journey, driven by a vision to fortify national security and innovation. Our foray into ground surveillance radars, drone detection radars, and a spectrum of advanced radar solutions reflects our commitment to empowering defence and security forces with cutting-edge technology. These radars, with their diverse applications across sectors, symbolize our dedication to safeguarding the present and shaping a secure future for our nation. Our strategic investment of 90% in Raddef Private Limited underscore HFCL’s commitment to fostering Make-in-India technology, solidifying our position as a trusted partner in the defence communication domain. “

India accounts for 3.7% of global military spending, making it the third highest military spender in the world after the U.S. and China. This makes it to be a huge opportunity for HFCL to contribute and lead with innovation in Indian Defence tech space.  In alignment with the Government’s Make in India Policy, HFCL is proud to contribute in helping the Country modernise its military capabilities, through its indigenous defence tech innovations.

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