Context: Ministry of Defence signed a contract for the Weapon locating radar Swathi (Plains) with Bharat Electronic Limited (BEL) at a cost of over Rs 990 crore.
- Swathi weapon-locating radars provide fast, automatic, and accurate location of enemy weapons like mortars, shells and rockets within a 50-kilometre range.
- The radars can simultaneously detect multiple projectiles fired from different weapons at different locations.
- Indigenously developed by: Defence Research and Development Organisation
- Induction is planned to be completed in 24 months.