BEL showcases ‘Made in India’ Defence systems at DSEI 2017, London

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

London: Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) is showcasing its capabilities at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017 exhibition being held from September 12-15, 2017, at ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL, UK.

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, along with Weapon Locating Radar are on show at BEL’s outdoor display at the India Pavilion, Stand No. N6-110.

The Akash Weapon System is a great success story of the ‘Make in India’ initiative: barring a few electronic components, every bit of Akash has the ‘Made in India’ tag. The Akash Weapon System is a role model for Public-Private Partnership. 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, etc. 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.