The contract is worth Rs 3,000 crore and will be completed in two years.
The EW system is designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in collaboration with its manufacturing partner BEL.
The Himshakti EW system is designed for operations in mountainous terrain, with a specific focus on countering Chinese military threats.
The contract was signed under the Buy Indian-IDDM (Indigenously Designed, Developed, and Manufactured) category.
Furthermore, the system is equipped with a low-power ECM chain and Electro-Optical (EO) Sensor subsystem, enabling it to detect and disrupt enemy communications.
The Himshakti project is anticipated to create job opportunities for around three-lakh man-days and promote private sector involvement in India’s defence production sector, in keeping with the government’s AtmaNirbharta (Self-Reliant) initiative.