[Prelims Spotlight] SWATHI, INS Tillanchang

As a part of revision for Prelims 2018, Here’s a Factoid to brush up your concepts


Defence Forces : Army

Module Type : Tech Misc.

Brief Intro : 1.The Swathi Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) is a mobile artillery locating phased array radar developed by India.This counter-battery radar is designed to detect and track incoming artillery and rocket fire to determine the point of origin for Counter-battery fire. 2.The WLR has been jointly developed by DRDO’s Bangalore based laboratory, LRDE and the Government owned Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). The sub-systems have been fabricated by BEL based on the DRDO designs and delivered to LRDE for integration

Name : INS Tillanchang

Defence Forces : Navy

Module Type : Warships

Brief Intro : 1.INS Tillanchang, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) was recently commissioned into the Indian Navy. 2.INS Tillanchang is the third ship of four follow-on WJFAC built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Kolkata. The first two ships of the class, IN ships Tarmugli and Tihayu were commissioned in 2016 and are based at Visakhapatnam. 3.The ship has been indigenously designed and built and is an upgrade from the Chetlat class of Fast Attack Craft that the Indian Navy possesses.

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