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BEL receives export order worth $33 million

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Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has received export orders valued about $33 million from Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop (ELOP), a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, Israel, for the manufacture and supply of state-of-the-art next generation EOIR payloads (CoMPASS Rev III, Trade Mark of ELOP) and another variant of EOIR payload (CoMPASS III, Trade Mark of ELOP) for airborne applications.
B Machilis, president & CEO, Elbit Systems, handed over documents of the export order for BEL from ELOP to Gowtama MV, CMD, BEL.
As part of the Make in India initiative, BEL had entered into technical collaboration agreement (TCA) with ELOP for the transfer of technology for the manufacture of these EOIR payloads and for providing lifetime maintenance support at its manufacturing facility at Chennai.
BEL has already established the necessary infrastructure and is supplying the EOIR payloads manufactured at its facilities to domestic and foreign customers. BEL is augmenting these facilities for meeting the upcoming requirements of variants of EOIR payloads for the domestic and export markets.
The CoMPASS Rev III is a day-and-night surveillance system that includes a colour TV daylight camera, 3rd generation medium wave IR (MWIR) sensor, laser target designator and range finder (LTDRF), short wave IR (SWIR), internal GPS and automatic tracking capabilities, as well as command and control capabilities. It is distinguished by a wide variety of interfaces, enabling integration with various aircraft/helicopter systems, such as the mission computer, fire control, radar, GPS, data downlink and helmet-mounted tracking systems.

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