India’s 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.
With most future weapons platforms including aircraft and ships coming with AESA radars, this facility is expected to play an important role in absorbing foreign technology as well as development of indigenous system for AESA radars.
The NFTR facility at Bengaluru is the third such in BEL and the only one in the Defence industry in India. This facility, set up at a cost of Rs. 30 crore (US$ 4.7 million) will, in addition to the AESA radars, help to calibrate antennas for major surface to air missile projects such as QRSAM, MRSAM and LRSAM.
The Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, inaugurated Saturday an Academy for Excellence and two testing facilities — EMC Test facility and Near Field Antenna Test Range at the Bengaluru Unit of Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). Secretary (Defence Production) Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta Chairman & Managing Director, BEL Shri Gowtama MV and other senior officers of BEL were present.
The Academy of Excellence is envisaged to address the training needs of not only BEL employees, but also its customers, vendors and partners.
The Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) facility is the first of its kind in India having Anechoic Chamber of size 11m x 21m x 30m and can conduct testing of Systems/Platforms weighing up to 70 Tonnes.
EMC tests for strategic Defence systems like Battle Tanks, Communication vehicles, Radar systems and Airborne systems including Nuclear Electro Magnetic Pulse (NEMP) and High Altitude Electro Magnetic Pulse (HEMP) testing.
It can be used to carry out system level EMC testing for many projects such as AKASH missile, LRSAM, Weapon Locating Radar and Battlefield Management System. The facility will also be open for use to other Indian Defence companies.
Indian state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has conducted successful trails of its Jaguar DARIN III aircraft with active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar as well as 28 new sensors. The maiden flight test was conducted on Friday is the first aircraft operated by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to have electronically controlled AESA radars,
Indias Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on Tuesday has launched remote controlled weapon station (RCWS) for the Armys 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
Indian Air Force will upgrade its 120 Jaguar aircraft with Advanced Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar and new Honeywell F-125N engines. During his customary annual press conference ahead of the Air Force Day on October 8, the IAF Chief of Air Staff Arup Raha said: “The air force has plans to re-engine its fleet of Anglo-French Jaguar strike aircraft”
Saab has offered to co-produce the latest Gallium Nitride AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) radar with the Indian defence firms with full technology transfer. “Saab as a radar supplier will offer and transfer the highest technology level for the fighter jets,” Lars Tossman, Vice-President and Head of business unit Airborne Surveillance, Saab was quoted as saying by
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
Indias state-run Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has a turnover of more than Rs.10,000 Crores (USD 1
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