Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Defense Initiatives (DI), Belarus, and Defense Initiatives Aero Pvt Ltd, India (a subsidiary of DI Belarus). The MoU is signed to build cooperation amongst the three companies for the supply of Airborne Defense Suite (ADS) for Indian Air Force’s helicopters.
ADS is used for providing protection to helicopters. BEL will be the prime contractor and will be supported by DI with manufacturing and maintenance for the supply of advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) suites for helicopters under the ‘Make in India’ category. The MoU also aims to explore various business opportunities for India and global markets for ADS. The partnership has evolved under the guidance of Sanjay Jaju, Additional Secretary, Department of Defence Production, and Indo Belarusian Joint Commission (IBJC) on Military Cooperation.
Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams:
- Bharat Electronics Limited Founded: 1954;
- Bharat Electronics Limited Headquarters: Bengaluru;
- Bharat Electronics Limited Chairman & Managing Director: Anandi Ramalingam;
- Bharat Electronics Limited Executive Director: Vinay Kumar Katyal.