MoD Inks Contract with BEL on Medium Power Radars, Radar Warning Receivers

Article By : Bharat Electronics Ltd

India's MoD has signed a contract with BEL for the supply of integrated electronic warfare systems for the Indian Army.

India’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has signed a contract worth INR3,000 crs with Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) for the supply of integrated electronic warfare systems for the Indian Army.

The state-of-the-art systems have been indigenously developed and manufactured by BEL based on Defense 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 totaling up to about INR1,300 crs from the Indian Navy for supply of indigenously developed fire control, gun fire control, surveillance, tracking, ESM, and sonar systems, to name a few.

MoD has already signed two contracts worth INR3,800 crs with BEL for the supply of medium power radar and digital radar warning receiver (RWR) for the Indian Air Force.

The Medium Power Radar (Arudhra) 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 defense 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.

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