Focus on C4I systems
New Delhi: Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronic Limited (BEL) will showcase its R&D might at DEFEXPO 2012 by displaying its latest range of products and systems, developed in-house. The biennial Land, Naval and Internal Security Systems Exhibition will be held at Pragati Maidan, here from March 29 to April 1, 2012.
The main highlight of BEL’s display will be Network Centric Warfare (NCW) systems developed indigenously for the Indian defence forces. NCW solutions for the Indian Navy will include Combat Management System, which automates tactical data from the ship’s sensors to provide decision support to the ship’s Command; Coastal Surveillance System, an all-weather 24x7 surveillance system developed for safeguarding the nation’s coastline by networking various sensors such as radars, day & night electro-optical equipment, Automatic Identification System and meteorological equipment; and Advanced Composite Communication System, an IP-based New-Generation voice, data and video integrated system. The software for all these solutions, too, have been developed in-house.
BEL’s display will also include key elements developed for use in various C4I systems catering to all the 3 Services — like computing elements in various forms, right from wrist-wearable computers, hand-held computers and Tablet PC to rugged laptop; communication equipment such as Software Defined Radio with different variants, HF Radios and Radio Relays, besides encryptors such as Terminal End Secrecy Device (TESD), IP encryptor and Bulk Encryptor.
Research and Development has been BEL’s forte. The Company is laying increased thrust on development of new technology modules which will be on show at the exhibition: Microwave Power Modules and TR Modules for use in radars, MEMs-based products for use in sonars, microwave components used in air-borne EW systems and an Integrated Radio and Line Modem (IRLM) used in missile systems. The key elements for underwater solutions which will be on show will be transducers for ships and submarines.
BEL will highlight its contributions to the Electronic Warfare and Avionics segment with an impressive display of the Missile Approach Warning Systems, Convoy Jammers, Flight Control Computer and other cockpit modules. Also on display will be the latest range of laser products, night vision products and batteries.
BEL maintains technological leadership by virtue of its in-house R&D and in association with DRDO, other national research and development agencies and academic institutes. To turn the spotlight on BEL’s joint development programmes with DRDO, BEL will showcase systems like Bharani Radar, Weapon Locating Radar, New-Generation Sonar system and multi-function Hand Held Thermal Imager.