India’s Bharat Electronics (BEL) will showcase its indigenisation efforts at the ‘Make in India Week’ to be held from February 13-18, 2016, at the MMRDA Grounds, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai.
BEL will showcase ‘Akash’ surface-to-air missile system, Weapon Location Radar (WLR), Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Through Wall Radar (TWR), Hull Mounted Sonar (HUMSA), Software Defined Radio (SDR Manpack), 40 mm L-70 anti-aircraft guns and other products indigenously designed and developed either by BEL or in collaboration with Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) at the Defense Pavillion, BEL said in a statement Wednesday.
WLR has been designed to locate hostile guns, mortars and rockets. With 85% indigenous content, WLR is a joint development project undertaken by LRDE and BEL for the Indian Army.
GPR is used to detect buried ammunition and metallic and non-metallic landmines (anti-personnel & anti-tank mines) in various types of soils. With 70% indigenous content, GPR has been designed, developed and manufactured by BEL.
TWR can be used to locate terrorists/hostages hiding behind walls, people trapped in buildings during fire, persons buried under walls which have collapsed after an earthquake or landslide. With 80% indigenous content, it has been designed, developed and manufactured by BEL.
HUMSA is an advanced active-cum-passive integrated sonar suite which can be fitted on a variety of naval platforms and customised for both small and large ships. With 70% indigenous content, it has been designed and developed by Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) and manufactured by BEL for the Indian Navy.
SDR (Manpack) is a multi band, multi role tactical radio for manpack, vehicular and static applications with built-in high grade secrecy, in-built GPS and legacy support. It has been designed by Defence Electronics Application Laboratory (DEAL) and manufactured by BEL. The Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR) has provided the secure mode software and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) has done algorithm for the software.
40 mm L-70 anti-aircraft guns were indigenously manufactured by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) with Swedish technology. BEL developed and integrated electronic upgrades, namely electro-mechanical power drives, electro-optic fire control system and rugged power system into this gun as per the requirement.
Other products to be showcased at the BEL stall include Schilka Weapon System Upgrade; Battle Field Surveillance Radar; Digital Mobile Radio Relay, a fully integrated, self-contained mobile communication system providing data and voice communication for command and control operations; Mini Jammers and other Electronic Warfare products; Radar Warning Receiver (R-118); Lightweight Laser Target Designator used for ranging and illuminating enemy targets with high repetition rate laser; Vehicle Mount Baggage Inspection System; Electronic Voting Machine and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT).