India’s Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) announced today that it has handed over the first Upgraded Schilka Weapon System to the Indian Army.
Lt Gen V K Saxena, AVSM, VSM, Director General, Army Air Defense, received the system from S K Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, BEL, at a function organized at BEL's Bengaluru, India factory.
BEL had received the contract for upgrading Schilka Weapon Systems in March 2011 from the Indian Army after the successful evaluation of the prototype system. The Bulk Production Clearance has been obtained and the first upgraded system was handed over today.
Schilka Upgrade is all weather, self-propelled, tracked, low-level Air Defense Weapon System. The upgrade carried out involves upgradation from Analog Radar system to state-of-the-art Search-cum-Track Digital Radar, with electro optical fire control system. Also, Main Engine, Auxiliary Engine, Integrated Fire Detection and Suppression System, NBC (Nuclear, Biological & Chemical) filter and Communication system have been upgraded.