India’s Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is in the race to develop a thermal imaging sights for rocket launchers and infrared image search and track system (IRST) for Sukhoi Su-30 MKI aircraft of the Indian armed forces.
The two systems is part of an INR 6,900 crore (US$ 1.01B) procurement cleared by India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Monday.
BEL Chairman and Managing Director M V Gautama said today that his company had received an expression of interest from the MoD seeking its interest in bidding to supply these two systems. Gautama told defenseworld.net that BEL had the required technical expertise to execute the project.
"The TI sight for 84mm RL will be used by troops in operations to facilitate accurate and continuous engagement of moving and static enemy targets and destruction of field fortifications (bunkers) during hours of complete darkness," an MoD statement said yesterday.
The DAC headed by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also accorded approval for design and development of the Long Range Dual Band Infrared Imaging Search and Track System (IRST) for Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft.
The IRST system will help the Su-30MKI to detect ultra-stealthy aircraft like the F-22 and Chengdu J-20. which are made up of radar-absorbing materials. The system relies on its infrared detection capability to plot and track the target and could be a game-changer enhancing the capabilities of the Indian jet.
BEL unveiled an indigenously-built ‘Drone Guard solution to support these agencies this week during the on-going DefExpo 2018, in Chennai. BELs Drone Guard System (DGS) has been configured to detect, track and neutralise the intruding drones
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Mahindra Defence Systems Limited signed an MoU to jointly address emerging opportunities in the domestic market under the policy initiatives of the Government of India, like Make in India and the Export Promotion Policy of the Ministry of Defence to target the export market. Anandi Ramalingam, Director (Marketing), BEL, and N Raveeswaran, Head, Strategic Business Partnerships, Aerospace and Defence, Mahindra Defence, signed the MoU documents in the presence of M V Gowtama, CMD, BEL, and S P Shukla, Group President, Mahindra Group, during the on-going DefExpo 2018
Indias Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba unveiled the 3D Air Surveillance Radar built by Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), today at the on-going DefExpo India 2018, in Chennai. 3D C/D Band Air Surveillance Radar is a Multi-Function Active Phased Array Radar with Solid state Transceiver for Land and Naval applications
Indian Defense Public Sector Undertaking (PSU), Bharat Electronics (BEL) has unveiled new products during the ongoing Defense Exposition, DefExpo 2018. The PSU unveiled new products include 100 Mbps Radio, Secure Military Wireless Local Area Network, Multi-Function Hand Held Thermal Imager, Long Range Surveillance System, Chemical Agent Monitor (CAM), Multi-Purpose Reflex Weapon Sight, Long Range Surveillance System, Light Weight Composite Shelter, and Mine Field Recording System
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Indias Bharat Electronics today announced an INR9,200 crore (US$1.8Billion) order for the supply of seven Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) systems has pushed the order book of the company beyond ₹50,000 crore for the first time
Indias Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saab, Sweden for jointly marketing the L-Band 3D Air Surveillance Radar, RAWL-03, co-developed by BEL and Saab. BEL has joined hands with Saab, Sweden and the United States, to market the Long Range Air Surveillance Radar, a L Band three dimensional (3D) radar, for early detection and tracking of air and surface targets, thereby enabling engagement of fire control systems to neutralise the same, the company said in a statement Monday
In a first, Indias state-owned general insurer New India Assurance (NIA) will have to shell out INR 273 crore ($39 million) for an under-production Sukhoi jet that recently crashed during its test flight near Nashik, Maharashtra. This is the largest insurance claim in the aviation sector for Indian insurers involving a fighter jet
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