The Defence Ministry has signed a contract of Rs 5 billion with Hyderabad-based ICOMM Tele Limited for the supply of radio relay equipment containers to strengthen the Indian army’s communication system. The contract was signed for the procurement of more than 1,035 radio relay communication equipment containers. 

According to the ministry, the radio relay containers will address a long overdue requirement of mobile communication detachments of the Indian army. These containers will be utilised to provide a protected environment for communication equipment. The containers would be mounted on authorised specialist vehicles and moved as per operational requirements. This will give a further boost to the indigenous manufacturing of defence equipment and stimulate the private sector to actively engage in realising the vision of a self-reliant India. The development of such state-of-the-art equipment will also help in boosting exports to friendly countries.

The delivery of the containers is scheduled to commence from the current financial year 2023-24.