BEL, AWEIL sign MoU to jointly address requirements of Indian Defence & Export markets
The MoU aims at leveraging the complementary strengths and capabilities of BEL and AWEIL to address domestic and export opportunities in the areas of Air Defence, Artillery Gun Systems, Medium Caliber Weapons, Small Arms and related systems.
BEL, AWEIL sign MOU
Bengaluru: Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has signed an MoU with Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited (AWEIL), a Defence PSU, to jointly address the requirements of Indian Defence and Export markets. The MoU aims at leveraging the complementary strengths and capabilities of BEL and AWEIL to address domestic and export opportunities in the areas of Air Defence, Artillery Gun Systems, Medium Caliber Weapons, Small Arms and related systems.
Mr Dinesh Kumar Batra, then CMD, BEL, and Mr Ravin Kulshrestha, Director (Finance), AWEIL, exchanged the MoU signed between BEL and AWEIL at Defexpo 2022, in the presence of Mr Bhanu Prakash Srivastava, Director (Other Units), Mr Manoj Jain, Director (R&D), and other senior officers of BEL and AWEIL.
AWEIL, one of the seven DPSUs formed by the corporatisation of the erstwhile Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), is a Government of India Enterprise under the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence. It has been incorporated as a Company under Companies Act, 2013, and is engaged in the design, development and manufacture of Defence systems such as Small Arms, Medium Caliber Weapons, Air Defence, Artillery Gun Systems, Ammunition Hardware, etc.
Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) is a Navratna DPSU under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, established in 1954 at Bengaluru, to cater to the strategic needs of the Indian Defence services. Over the years, BEL has grown into a multi-product, multi-technology, multi-unit company engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, supply and support of a wide range of Defence electronics products, systems, strategic components, services and select non-defence products, servicing the needs of customers in India and abroad.
BEL has a strong presence in Radar and Fire Control Systems, Weapon Systems, Communication, Network Centric Systems (C4I), Electronic Warfare Systems, Avionics, Anti-Submarine Warfare Systems & Sonars, Electro-Optics, Tank Electronics, Homeland Security, Gun Upgrades, Strategic Components, etc. BEL has been continuously striving to expand its solutions for the Non-Defence domain like EVMs, Renewable Energy, Energy Storage products, Smart Cities, Jammers, Software, etc. Further, BEL has diversified into Arms & Ammunitions, Seekers & Missiles, Unmanned Systems, Network & Cyber security, Medical Electronics, Space Electronics, EV, Railway/Metro and Civil Aviation to address emerging opportunities.