SED (Strategic Engineering Division), Tata Power

Tata Power's SED has been a leading private sector player in the indigenous design, development, production, integration and supply and life-cycle support of mission – critical defense systems of strategic importance

Mumbai address

42, Off Saki Vihar Road
Andheri (East), Mumbai
Mumbai 400 072, Maharashtra

Bengaluru address

42 - 43 Electronics City
Hosur Road Bengaluru 560 100

Tata Power SED emerged as a prime contractor to MoD (Ministry of Defense) for indigenous defense production when it secured orders for Pinakar Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher and Akash Army Launcher for Indian Army and for the Akash Air force Launcher

Year of establishment

SED has the unique distinction of participating in Defense Programs through a dedicated R & D set up at Mumbai and a production facility at Bengalaru since 1974 & 1982 respectively. As a leading domestic player in strategic electronics, the division is now globally recognized for harnessing its system and engineering capabilities and has been assessed at Maturity Level 4 under Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)

Present set up

Weapon Systems

Missile / Rocket Launchers and Command Posts for Army and Air force

Artillery and Armour

Network Centric Operations (NCO)

Software Defined Radio

Trusted Compute Platforms

Mobile Communication Nodes

Air Defense

Electronic Warfare

Historical Data

To fulfill a commitment to the Nation

The Tata Power Company Limited through its Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) has consistently harnessed cutting edge technology to fulfill its deep rooted commitment to the Nation.

In 1975, Tata Power SED, originally known as the R&D Division of Tata Electric Companies (TEC R&D), started its foray into the development of systems for Indian Defense. It developed and supplied systems for the Air Defense Ground Equipment System (ADGES) built by Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). The systems covered Radar PPI displays & Random Scan Displays (with synthetic graphics and text display facility).

Since the mid 80s, Tata Power SED also made a significant contribution to the Integrated Guided Missile Development initiatives of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and has to its credit, the development and supply of AKASH Launchers (Army and Air Force versions), Missile Interface Units for AGNI Launcher, On-board Computers and Launcher Electrical Systems for PRITHVI Launcher and a host of other Ground Electronics support systems.

Tata Power SED has now evolved into a Systems Integrator for programs of national importance such as the Pinaka MBRL System, Launchers for the Akash Air Force and Army Programs, Electronic Warfare Program, Command & Control Systems for Air Defense and Naval Combat.

With its sound knowledge of interfacing and integrating Weapon Systems, coupled with its capabilities in the area of Mission Critical Software, Data Fusion, Communications and Large System Integration, Tata Power SED has the multi-disciplinary resources necessary to take the decade old partnership with the Armed Forces into a new dimension in the era of Digital Wars.

The Government of India, Ministry of Defense awarded Tata Power SED in 2006, seven Defense Production Licenses, thereby empowering the Division to design, develop, manufacture, assemble and upgrade mission critical systems in seven core areas of Defense Strategic Electronics.

These Production Licenses open a vast domestic addressable market, which include upgrades of existing Weapon systems and platforms. Additionally, business opportunities through ‘Offsets’ for Systems Design, Engineering and Testing Services will also be targeted by the Division, thus opening up the export market.

The seven Defense Production Licenses received are:

Weapon Systems – Rocket and Missile Launchers, for Ground and Naval applications including associated systems and sub-systems, including inertial and GPS based navigation and tracking systems.

The Process & Quality Systems implemented in Tata Power SED are: