Boe­ing and Bharat Elec­tron­ics ex­pand part­ner­ship


Boe­ing and the Bharat Elec­tron­ics Lim­ited (BEL) are ex­pand­ing their part­ner­ship through a fol­low-on con­tract in­volv­ing the man­u­fac­ture of sub­assem­blies for the Boe­ing F/A-18E/F Su­per Hor­net fighter jet. This con­tract, for Su­per Hor­net sub­assem­blies, ex­pands work Boe­ing awarded BEL in 2011. BEL de­liv­ers com­po­nents for the Su­per Hor­net and P-8I mar­itime re­con­nais­sance air­craft; and is a part­ner with Boe­ing at the Anal­y­sis & Ex­per­i­men­ta­tion Cen­tre in Bengaluru that opened in 2009.

“Boe­ing’s re­la­tion­ship with BEL demon­strates our com­mit­ment to work­ing with the In­dian in­dus­try to pro­vide cus­tomers with the best prod­ucts while fos­ter­ing global growth and mar­ket ac­cess,” said Dennis Swan­son, Vice Pres­i­dent of In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness Devel­op­ment for Boe­ing De­fense, Space & Se­cu­rity in In­dia.

Through the new con­tract BEL will pro­duce Su­per Hor­net sub­assem­blies in­clud­ing the ground power panel, hel­met ve­hi­cle in­ter­face stowage and switch as­sem­bly and cock­pit con­sole pan­els. For the F/A-18, BEL also pro­duces a stowage panel for the joint hel­met mounted cue­ing sys­tem con­nec­tor ca­ble and an avion­ics cool­ing sys­tem fan test switch panel with a night vi­sion imag­ing sys­tem-com­pat­i­ble flood­light as­sem­bly. For the P-8I it pro­vides the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion friend or foe in­ter­roga­tors and data link II com­mu­ni­ca­tions sys­tems.

“BEL be­lieves this co­op­er­a­tion with Boe­ing is a great op­por­tu­nity and is ever will­ing to take it to greater heights,” said H.N. Ra­makr­ishna, BEL Di­rec­tor of Mar­ket­ing.

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