BEL signs MoU with Defense Initiatives, Belarus

The MoU is aimed at co-operation between the three companies for supply of Airborne Defense Suite (ADS) for the helicopters of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

BEL signs MoU with Defense Initiatives, Belarus
BEL signs MoU with Defense Initiatives, Belarus

Bengaluru: Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) today signed an MoU with Defense Initiatives (DI), Belarus, and Defense Initiatives Aero Pvt Ltd, India (a subsidiary of DI Belarus), in the august presence of Joint Secretary (DIP) and senior Indian Air Force officials.

The MoU is aimed at co-operation between the three companies for supply of Airborne Defense Suite (ADS) for the helicopters of the Indian Air Force (IAF). BEL will be the prime contractor and will be supported by DI with ToT (Manufacturing and Maintenance) for supply of advanced EW suite for helicopters under ‘Make in India’ category.

The MoU also aims at exploring various business opportunities for India and global markets for ADS. The partnership has evolved under the guidance of Mr Sanjay Jaju, Addl. Secretary, Department of Defence Production, and Indo Belarusian Joint Commission (IBJC) on Military Cooperation.

About BEL: BEL is a multi-product, multi-technology, multi-unit conglomerate offering products and systems in the areas of Military Communications, Radars, Missile Systems, Naval Systems, Electronic Warfare & Avionics, C4I Systems, Electro Optics, Tank Electronics & Gun / Weapon System Upgrades and Electronic Fuses in the Defence segment.

BEL’s non-defence business segment includes areas such as EVMs, Homeland Security & Smart Cities, Solar, Satellite Integration & Space Electronics, Railways, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Software as a Service, Energy Storage products and Composite Shelters & Masts.

About Defense Initiatives: Defense Initiatives was established with the aim of developing and implementing innovative, high technology and competitive technical solutions to meet the needs of companies and enterprises both in the Republic of Belarus and overseas. DI is involved in the design and manufacture of EW equipment for protection of aircraft.

Photo caption: Mr Manoj Kumar, Executive Director (National Marketing), BEL, and Mr Roman Komissarow, Deputy Director General, DI, display the MoU document signed between BEL, Defense Initiatives (DI) Belarus, and Defense Initiatives Aero Pvt Ltd, India. Also seen are Mr Anurag Bajpai, Joint Secretary (P&C), and other senior officers.