BEL Wins COMPASS Order From Elbit Systems At Aero India

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  • 02:00 PM, February 18, 2015
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Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has won a contract at Aero India 2015 from Elbit Systems for the production of Elop’s Compact Multi-Purpose Advanced Stabilized Systems (CoMPASSTM).

This is in addition to an earlier order for the supply of  CoMPASS, received by BEL from Elop in 2014.

Previously, BEL had entered into a Technical Collaboration Agreement with Elop for the joint production and D-Level maintenance of CoMPASS for the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Programme. BEL had absorbed transfer of technology (ToT) for production of CoMPASS in India. CoMPASS is used in the ALH being manufactured by HAL.

The CoMPASS is a day-and-night surveillance system that includes a colour TV daylight camera, 3rd Generation 3-5 µm Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensor, Laser Target Designator and Range Finder (LTDRF) and automatic tracking capabilities, as well as command and control capabilities. It is distinguished by a wide variety of interfaces, enabling integration with various aircraft / helicopter systems, such as Mission Computer, fire control, radar, GPS, data downlink and helmet-mounted tracking systems. Its small dimensions, low weight, high level of stabilisation and coverage angles make it an optimal choice for long-range, day-and-night surveillance, target tracking, fire control applications and search and rescue.

CoMPASS is the most advanced payload version of its family, featuring reduced weight, high degree of modularity and flexibility, space-saving packaging and advanced operational and video processing features.

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