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Centre seeks bids for manufacture of 10 lakh homegrown NavIC chips
The Indian government has invited proposals for the manufacture of 10 lakh receiver chips that have GPS and NavIC, in an attempt to improve the overall signal availability of positioning systems, and increase the use of the indigenous positioning system.
In a bid titled, “Request for Proposal Design, Manufacture, Supply and Maintain Integrated NavIC and GPS Receivers,” the ministry has stated it wishes to use the NavIC integrated receivers for areas such as navigation on land, air and water, disaster management, vehicle tracking, location services on mobile phones.
With NavIC, the government is keen to promote an “indigenous positioning technology,” one that is “totally under Indian control,” the RFP states.