STEAG (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Sci and Tech)

News-CRUX-10     20th March 2024        

Context: The Indian Army has initiated a significant development in its technological capabilities by establishing the Signals Technology Evaluation and Adaptation Group (STEAG).

Signals Technology Evaluation and Adaptation Group (STEAG):

  • About: The TEAG is created with a focus on enhancing the communication infrastructure of the Indian Army.
  • It operates under:  The Signals Directorate and is headquartered in Delhi, led by a Colonel from the Corps of Signals.
  • Objective: To bolster the communication infrastructure of the Indian Army, focusing on modernization and efficacy.
  • Organizational Strength: The STEAG is anticipated to consist of approximately 280 personnel, as per the defense source.
  • Technology Assessment and Integration: STEAG will assess current technologies, aligning them with the specific needs of the Indian Army, and pioneer trials and inductions. 

oIt will collaborate with private sector and academia to incorporate cutting-edge civil and global technologies.

  • Focus: STEAG will focus on developing tailored solutions across wired and wireless systems, including areas such as electronic exchanges, mobile communications, 5G/6G networks, quantum technologies, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
  • Significance in Modern Warfare: Recognizing the criticality of communication in modern warfare, the initiative aims to equip units and formations with advanced equipment to ensure seamless communication support during operations.

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