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.