By Sangeeta Saxena
Greenwich, London. 13 September 2017. The most pleasant sight as one is on the way to DSEi 2017, is the Indian tricolour flying high in the open static exhibition area, of the venue.It is the display area of Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL).
The highlight of BEL’s display is Akash Weapon System, the medium-range, surface-to-air missile Defence system, and Weapon Locating Radar, the field artillery radar system developed for the Indian Army. Subsystems of Akash such as Troop Level Radar, Troop Control Centre, Troop Level Radar Power Supply, Missiles and Missile Launcher are also showcased.
The missile system has been realised through professional project management spearheaded by BEL. While the Radars, Control Centres, Simulators, associated support systems and the integrated software for the system are provided by BEL, the missiles are from Bharat Dynamics Limited and remaining sub-systems are manufactured and supplied by other private industry players.
Products showcased at the BEL stall include a wide range of Defence Communication equipment, Radars for various applications, Electro Optic devices (II based, Thermal Imaging and Laser based), Encryption products for secure voice, video and data communication in Network Centric Warfare environment, Shelters customised for various command and control centre requirements.
Some of the BEL products displayed at the exhibition are BFSR-XR tripod mounted portable surveillance Radar, Uncooled Thermal Imager, Night Weapon Sight, Handheld Thermal Imager with Laser Range Finder, Surface Surveillance Radar (model), Wrist Wearable Computer-II, Radio on the Move (ROTM / Two Way Data Link) for missile applications and various technology modules.
BEL’s outdoor displays are the cynosure of all eyes specially of the delegations and visitors from the region and Make in India the talk of the show.