1. Robust communication support has always been a key enabler of combat potential of the field Army. Advancements in communication technologies have facilitated solutions which can be adapted and customized as per operational requirements to give a distinctive winning edge.
2. To this end, the Indian Army is in the process of procuring One Hundred and Twenty Nine (129) Mobile Integrated Network Terminal (MINT) systems under Make II category of DAP 2020. The system is envisaged as a lightweight, portable, state of art integrated communication solution with satellite backhaul and wireless access system to support voice, video and data. The Expression of Interest (EoI) of the project was uploaded on MoD website on 22 Jun 2020. Post evaluation of response submitted by the Indian Industry, a total of 11 (eleven) firms have been issued with the Project Sanction Order on 12 Mar 2021 for development of prototype. The Contract will subsequently be placed with one of the firms on successful development of prototype as per provisions of Buy (Indian-IDDM) of DAP 2020.
3. Development of MINT systems will enhance the operational communication capability of the field Army in consonance to the self-reliance vision of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” for Defence production.