The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has signed two contracts worth ₹3,102 crore with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) units in Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
The Ministry of Defense and BEL-Bengaluru signed the contract for the supply of Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) Suite for Indian Air Force fighter aircraft. The total cost is estimated at £1,993million, according to a statement from BEL on Wednesday.
According to the public company, the delivery of advanced EW systems would greatly improve the fighter’s combat survivability while conducting operational missions against the opponents’ ground-based and airborne fire control and surveillance radars. The EW suite was originally designed and developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
The MoD signed the contract with the BEL-Hyderabad for Instrumented Electronic Warfare Range (IEWR) for the Air Force. The treaty was a significant step in improving the IAF’s capabilities in preparing for future warfare. The total cost of the deal would be £1,109 million, it said. The IEWR would be used to test and evaluate airborne EW devices and validate their use in an operational scenario, the company said.