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ISRO makes in India an MOTR

ISRO makes in India an MOTR

ISRO is all set to test its complicated, ingeniously built, Multi Object Tracking Radar (MOTR) on a rocket flight. The test will be in the next month while formal commissioning is expected to take three months’ time.

The MOTR is designed and developed by Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) and it will be tested next month while doing a PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket flight. SDSC director M.Y.S Prasad told reporters that the formal commissioning of the system is set to happen three months later.

The state of the art radar device is capable of tracking 10 objects simultaneously upto 30 cm by 30cm at a distance of 800 km. The space scientists showcased the device proudly. In case of objects of 50cm by 50 cm size, the radar can track at a slant range of 1,000 km. Prasad stated that the Rs.245 crore MOTR can be termed as the classic example of a ‘Make in India’ project.

He stated that similar radar would cost Rs.800 crore in international markets. This device is mainly used for defence purposes. He stated that only a select few countries have the capacity to build such radars in the world. Raythaeon, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, of the US, Thales, Canada-Europe, Elta of Israel and NEC of Japan have the capability to make such systems.

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