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

Published on May 23, 2019
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

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