DRDO seeks Israeli expertise in key surveillance system

Hit by heavy time over-runs and technical hitches in the production of a key surveillance system designed to give early warning on incoming missiles, India has sought Israeli expertise.

Launched three years ago, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) surveillance project christened ‘Divya Drishti’ was to become operational this year, but is running heavily behind schedule and now Israeli expertise is being sought for its completion.

Billed to cost Rs 570 crores, the ground-based over- horizon surveillance system will give the country capability to detect targets in space and close to ground in two angles almost 800 km away and in another angle almost 450 km away.

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