Airbus has signed a contract with BEL for the manufacture and supply of radar warning receiver and missile approach warning system.
As part of its Offset commitments under the prestigious C295 aircraft program of the Government of India, and in line with the ‘Make in India’ policy, Airbus Defence and Space has signed a contract with Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) for the manufacture and supply of radar warning receiver (RWR) and missile approach warning system (MAWS). This export order, worth $93.15 million, is the biggest received till date by BEL.
The contract was signed on November 17, 2021, by Vinay Kumar Katyal, Director (Bengaluru Complex), BEL; M.V. Raja Sekhar, Director, Research & Development, BEL; Dominique Arnal, Sr Vice President, Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics, Airbus Defence & Space; and Annika Mulder, Vice President, Procurement Structure, Materials & IT, Airbus Defense & Space.
Airbus Defence and Space is rigorously working towards the ‘Make in India’ dream of the Indian Government. “The contract with Airbus Defence and Space is the biggest export order received till date by BEL. We are very happy to be part of the C295 program,” said Katyal.
“We are proud to partner with Bharat Electronics Limited as per the provisions of the C295 program. This partnership demonstrates Airbus’ commitment to support the development of the defense manufacturing ecosystem in India by working with the full spectrum of industrial partners from both the public and private sectors,” said Arnal.