Defence Ministry signs contract with Tata Power sed for infrastructure modernisation at 37 airfields

Issue: 5-6/2020

The Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Tata Power SED on May 8, 2020 for the modernisation of infrastructure at 37 airfields of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Indian Coast Guard and the Indian Navy at a cost of around 1,200 crore in Phase Two of Modernisation of Airfield Infrastructure (MAFI) programme. The Ministry said that airfields of the IAF were upgraded in the first phase. The airfields modernised under MAFI Phase One have been of immense benefit to both military and civil users. The upgrade of navigational aids and infrastructure under Phase Two would enhance the operational capability by facilitating air operations of military and civil aircraft even in poor visibility and adverse weather conditions while enhancing aerospace safety. The second phase is a turnkey project that includes installation and commissioning of modern airfield equipment like Cat-II Instrument Landing System and Cat II Air Field Lightning System.