Defence Min signs 10 contracts worth Rs 5,498 cr with BEL

Ministry of Defence signed 10 contracts with the state-owned Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on Thursday
Defence Min signs 10 contracts worth Rs 5,498 cr with BEL
Defence Min signs 10 contracts worth Rs 5,498 cr with BEL

New Delhi: Ministry of Defence signed 10 contracts worth Rs 5,498 crores with the state-owned Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on Thursday, said the company in a statement.

Air Force projects

EW Suite Equipment for Medium Lift Helicopter (90 Nos) has been signed with BEL Bangalore. It is indigenously designed and developed by the DRDO lab, Combat Aircraft Systems Development and Integration Centre (CASDIC). It comprises of Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS) and Counter Measure Dispensing System (CMDS) will significantly enhance the combat survivability of IAF helicopters while undertaking operational missions against adversaries — ground-based as well as airborne radars and heat seeking shoulder fired missiles with effective countermeasures.

AMC for Akash Missile System has been signed for the Maintenance of two Squadrons with BEL Bangalore. AMS medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system developed by DRDO and manufactured by BEL. AMS includes Surveillance Radar, Fire Control Radar, and Control and Command Centre developed by BEL. The Akash Missile system can target aircrafts up to 30 km away and has the capabilities to neutralise aerial threats like fighter jets, cruise missiles and Air-to-Surface Missiles. It is fully integrated with C4I and equipped with ECCM features.

Army projects

Automated Air Defence Control and Reporting System (Project Akashteer) have been signed with BEL Ghaziabad. It will enable monitoring of low-level airspace over the battle areas of the Indian Army and effectively control the Ground Based Air Defence Weapon Systems.

Instant Fire Detection and Suppressing System IFDSS for T 72 has been signed with BEL Kotdwara. IFDSS is indigenously designed by DRDO and will be manufactured by BEL, Kotdwara.

Navy projects

Software Defined Radio (SDR) (1265 Nos.) - Portables for the Indian Navy are the latest state-of-the-art radios which have been indigenously developed, jointly by DEAL (DRDO) and BEL. The SDR portables are developed in three configurations viz. SDR Manpack, SDR Fixed Pack and SDR handheld, to meet the specific operational requirements of the Indian Navy. SDR Portables are new generation software-defined radio that supports multi-band, multi-channel, multi-role/ mission operation with voice/data to meet the needs of network-centric warfare of the Indian Navy. These radios are feature-rich compact radios which provide the flexibility of enhancing performance by the implementation of futuristic waveforms on the same hardware using software programmability.

HD VLF HF Receiver (1,178 Nos) is communication equipment, designed to Receive and Demodulate Data/ Voice in VLF and HF Band of operation in the ships and submarines ofthe Indian Navy. The equipment incorporates advanced DSP technology with inbuilt high-grade encryption. With the induction of this state-of-the-art equipment, Naval forces will be modernised for secure and higher data capability. The equipment is productionised by BEL, Panchkula with ToT from design agency DEAL DRDO Dehradun.

Sarang (12 Numbers) will be installed on Kamov 31 Helicopters of the Indian Navy which intercepts, detects and identifies the Radar emitters comprising state-of-the-art technologies. The project is indigenously designed and developed by DLRL and manufactured by BEL, Hyderabad.

Three more projects were signed with Indian Navy - INS-SA, CMS for P17 and P28, Varuna EW

"All these are flagship projects showcasing the indigenous design and manufacturing capabilities of the Indian Defence industry led by BEL, involving other Public Sectors, Private Sectors and MSMEs. These projects will add another milestone to the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan’ and ‘Make in India’ initiatives of the central government," said the statement.

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