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Tech Mahindra and Indian Navy sign Rs.300 cr. Defence Contract

IT major, Tech Mahindra has signed a defence contract worth Rs.300 crore with Indian Navy.

Details:

  • This contract is Tech Mahindra's biggest agreement to date.
  • The IT major will implement RFID-based access control system across all naval bases and ships as part of 'Armed Forces Secure Access Card (AFSAC)' Project.
  • AFSAC will replace the existing paper-based identity card for all Navy personnel, including dependents and ex-servicemen.
  • As part of the AFSAC Project, Tech Mahindra will implement RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) based access control system across all naval bases and ships.

About the AFSAC Project:

  • The Mumbai-based company will develop a secure application to manage the access control devices, network devices, and the AFSAC card through a data centre.
  • The security of Indian Naval establishments against unauthorized access is a thrust area and the AFSAC Project will be an important step towards achieving this aim.
  • Scheduled to be implemented over the next two years, the project will ensure smooth issuance, handling, administration, management and life-cycle support of AFSAC Cards on turnkey basis.
  • This project further cements the company's role as one of the leading system integrators globally.
  • Tech Mahindra is already working with entities like Coal India, India Ports Association, Kanpur Smart City and others.

Question:

Q. Which IT major has signed a defence contract worth Rs.300 crore with Indian Navy?
a. Infosys
b. TCS
c. Tech Mahindra
d. NIIT Technologies
Tech Mahindra and Indian Navy sign Rs.300 cr. Defence Contract Tech Mahindra and Indian Navy sign Rs.300 cr. Defence Contract Reviewed by Neha Verma on May 23, 2019 Rating: 5

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