BEL, HAL sign MoU for co­op­er­a­tion and knowl­edge-shar­ing


Navratna de­fence pub­lic sec­tor un­der­tak­ings (DPSUs) the Bharat Elec­tron­ics Limited (BEL) and the Hin­dus­tan Aero­nau­tics Limited (HAL) have signed a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing (MoU) for co­op­er­a­tion and shar­ing of ex­per­tise and knowl­edge to de­sign, de­velop and man­u­fac­ture ad­vanced de­fence elec­tron­ics sys­tems for air­borne ap­pli­ca­tions in iden­ti­fied ar­eas.

The MoU was signed by Dr A.T. Kal­ghatgi, Di­rec­tor (R&D), BEL, and D.K. Venkatesh, Di­rec­tor (Engi­neer­ing and R&D), HAL. S.K. Sharma, CMD, BEL, T. Su­varna Raju, CMD, HAL, were present.

The MoU will fur­ther strengthen the col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­forts be­tween the two or­gan­i­sa­tions for air­borne elec­tronic war­fare sys­tems, elec­tro-op­ti­cal equip­ment and other air­borne sen­sors and elec­tronic equip­ment for var­i­ous air plat­forms man­u­fac­tured by HAL.

S.K. Sharma, said: “BEL is pleased to be as­so­ci­ated with HAL and share the re­spec­tive ex­per­tise and com­pe­ten­cies for the com­mon ob­jec­tives. I am sure such ef­forts will lead to greater indi­geni­sa­tion and self-re­liance in de­fence tech­nolo­gies. This col­lab­o­ra­tion will sup­port the ‘Make in In­dia’ mis­sion.”

The HAL CMD said: “The um­brella un­der­stand­ing in­cludes shar­ing of ex­per­tise in de­sign, de­vel­op­ment, engi­neer­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing be­tween HAL and BEL to de­velop and pro­duce ad­vanced air­borne com­mu­ni­ca­tion, elec­tronic war­fare sys­tems, etc.”

D.K. Venkatesh, Di­rec­tor (Engg. and R&D), HAL (ex­treme left), and Dr A.T. Kal­ghatgi, Di­rec­tor (R&D), BEL, ex­chang­ing the MoU doc­u­ments in the pres­ence of T. Su­varna Raju, CMD of HAL (sec­ond from left) and S.K. Sharma, CMD of BEL.

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