SHAKTI: Electronic Warfare

SHAKTI: Electronic Warfare


  • The Prime Minister handed over the Advanced Electronic Warfare Suit ‘Shakti’ to the Indian Navy at a ceremony held as part of the Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv on 19 November 2021.
  • Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv is part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations.
  • The Prime Minister handed over two miniature drones (‘SWITCH 10 UAV’ and ‘MR-20’) of Light Combat Helicopters (HAL’s LCH), indigenously built by Indian startups, to the Air Force.


  • The system will provide an electronic layer of defense against modern radar and anti-ship missiles to ensure electronic dominance and survivability in the maritime warfare zone.
  • This system will replace the previous generation Electronic Warfare (EW) system of the Indian Navy.
  • The system has been integrated with Wideband Electronic Support Measures (ESM) and Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) to protect Indian Navy ships against missile attacks.
  • This system will help in finding accurate direction and interception of modern radars.
  • The system has an in-built radar fingerprinting and data recording replay facility for post-mission analysis.
  • It will enhance the capabilities of the Indian Navy and will prove to be a milestone towards a self-reliant India in the field of advanced defense technologies.


  • Defense Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) Hyderabad.
  • It is a laboratory of Defense Research and Development Organization for building major warships of the Indian Navy for the purpose of detecting and jamming conventional and modern radars.

Power system:

  • The first Shakti system has been installed on INS Visakhapatnam and is being installed on the indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant.
  • Twelve Shakti Systems are being manufactured at Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), which are being supported by over fifty Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) at a total cost of Rs.1805 crores.
  • These systems are set to be placed on-board major warships under production including the P-15B, P-17A and Talwar class follow-on ships.

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