MTECH Systems to provide RVR equipment

MTECH Systems is providing Runway Visual Range (RVR) Systems for air bases in India as part of the Indian Air Forces Modernisation of Air Field Infrastructure (MAFI) project.
Under the contract awarded by The Tata Power Company Limited, Strategic Electronics Division (Tata Power SED), MTECH Systems will supply, integrate, test, install and commission 30 latest generation RVR systems with deliveries to be completed in 42 months. This is the first phase of the MAFI India project. The current contract provides an option for a second phase of the programme for modernising a further 30 airfields operated by the Indian Armed Forces.
“The MAFI-I contract, won against a global tender of the defence ministry, is a watershed moment, not only for us, but also for increasing private sector participation in the Indian defence sector”, said Tata Power SED chief executive officer Rahul Chaudhry.
The project is being implemented by the Indian air force to ensure its air fields are capable of handling all types of aircraft operated by the air force at all times, including modern jet fighters and military transport aircraft currently being acquired. When completed, the project will provide the airfields with modern air traffic management, navigation and landing systems, and meteorological and communications facilities.
“This significant contract recognises MTECH Systems as the industry leader for CAT-III RVR Systems and will be the largest single installation of the latest generation EMOR Transmissometer technology worldwide”, said Christopher King, managing director of MTECH Systems in Melbourne, Australia. “Our collaboration with Tata Power SED and the other technology suppliers is certain to result in the provision of world-class airfields to the Indian air force.”