India’s Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on Tuesday has launched remote controlled weapon station (RCWS) for the Army’s Arjun tanks at Aero India.
The RCWS is an improvised version of the manually operated air defence gun that enables the soldier to aim and fire at aerial targets from the safe interiors of the battle tank. Presently, the 120.7 mm guns of all tanks are manually operated.
The design and development of this system has been done by the BHEL on its own. RCWS integrated on MBT (Arjun) Mk II has completed tank integration and firing trials in September, 2015.
Arjun Mk II is an upgraded version of the Arjun MBT which is at present being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
It can be mounted on the Armed Repair and Recovery Vehicle (ARRV) and fast moving boats of the Indian Coast Guard.
The system comprised of automatic firing system, 2 axis self-stabilised platform, day camera and night vision devices and automatic target tracking.
It allows the operator to control the gun and sight from the operating console and joy stick from inside the turret away from the harms way.
The system has a provision for the operator to do automatic loading and firing of the gun.
BEL, together with the Indian Navy and Coast Guard, has developed a new naval intelligence network to track ships in real time. Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC), nodal centre of the National Command Control Communications and Intelligence Network (NC3I Network) on Sunday
Bangalore, March 28: Boeing and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) are expanding their partnership through a follow-on contract involving the manufacture of subassemblies for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jet. This contract, for Super Hornet subassemblies, expands work Boeing awarded BEL in 2011
Amol Newaskar has officially taken over as Director (Other Units) of India’s Navaratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on May 24, 2012. Newaskar will head 8 Units of BEL located at Ghaziabad, Panchkula, Navi Mumbai, Kotdwara, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Machilipatnam
India's state-owned Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Italian firm Elettronica SpA (ELT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for new generation electronic warfare surveillance systems at the ongoing Aero India 2019 airshow. The MoU will enable BEL and ELT to jointly develop, manufacture and supply new EW Surveillance Systems, the Indian company said in a statement Friday
Indias Arjun main battle tank will reportedly receive the first prototypes of the hull and turret by the manufacturer Reliance Infra, six months ahead of schedule, according to The Hindu report. “We are ready to deliver the hull and turret for the Arjun Mark II MBT six months ahead of schedule,” a Reliance spokesperson told
India's Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is displaying its L70 artillery gun at the Defence and Security 2017 exhibition in Bangkok. The gun has been designed and developed for the Indian Army
Indias Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has set up a Near Field Antenna Test Range (NFTR) near Bangalore to calibrate and test Radars with AESA (Active Electronically Steerable Array) based Antenna arrays. A BEL statement said it is a critical infrastructure for calibration and testing of Radars and communication antennas
Indias Bharat Dynamics (BDL) is planning to design and develop an Advanced Data Field Loader system, which is beneficial in uploading and downloading mission and navigation data for rockets and missiles. The defense public sector would be taking up the project as part of its efforts to improve self-reliance in the current financial year,
Turkish Killer Drones Can Distinguish Between Men, Women
India, Russia to Sign Ka-226T Contract By May 2020
Russia Begins Production of India's S-400 Systems
Embraer Designates New Multi-mission Medium Aircraft as C-390 Millennium
India's Tejas Mk2 in Final Trials
Russia Seeks Customers for 6 Upgraded, Former Indian Air Force Su-30 Fighters
Italian Arms Exports to Pakistan Jump four-folds in 1 year
Indonesia Plans F-16 V Fighter Jets Purchase, Russian Su-35 still on Anvil
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...