Bengaluru. 24 March 2023. The Ministry of Defence (MoD), Govt of India, has signed a contract worth Rs. 3,000 Crs with Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) for supply of Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems for the Indian Army.
The Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems for Indian Army are state-of-the-art with cutting-edge technologies, and have been indigenously developed and manufactured by BEL based on Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL), DRDO, design. These integrated systems will be a real force-multiplier and will further enhance the electronic warfare capability of the Indian Army in leaps and bounds.
Further, BEL has also received several contracts totalling up to Rs. 1,300 Crs (approx.) during the last fortnight from the Indian Navy for supply of indigenously developed Fire Control, Gun Fire Control, Surveillance, Tracking, ESM, Sonar Systems, etc.
MoD signs contracts with BEL and Indian Air Force
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has already signed two contracts worth Rs. 3,800 Crs with BEL for supply of Medium Power Radar and Digital Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) for the Indian Air Force.
The Medium Power Radar (Arudhra) for Indian Air Force is a state-of-the-art 4D Surveillance Radar equipped with Active Aperture Phased Array Radar technologies based on Solid State TR Module Transmission. The Radar is indigenously developed and being manufactured by BEL based on Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LDRE), DRDO, design. The above system will further enhance the surveillance capability of the Indian Air Force with the state-of-the-art modern radar technologies including best-in-class ECCM capabilities.
The Digital RWR for fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force has been indigenously designed and developed by Combat Aircraft Systems Development & Integration Centre (CASDIC), DRDO. The supply of advanced EW Systems will significantly enhance the battle-suitability of IAF fighter aircraft while undertaking operational missions against adversaries.
These are flagship projects showcasing the indigenous design and manufacturing capabilities of the Indian Defence industry led by BEL, involving other public sector and private sector companies and MSMEs. These projects will add another milestone to the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan’ and ‘Make in India’ initiatives of the Government of India.