BEL Beats Russian, Polish Firms to Bag Contract in Armenia

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New Delhi: India’s leading Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU) Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has bagged a contract worth US$40 million defence export deal beating Russian and Polish firms.

This is owing to the reliability of the Indian system vis-à-vis its counterparts. Now India will supply four indigenously-built weapons-locating radars to Armenia.

“The deal is for supplying four Swathi weapon locating radars developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured by Bharat Electronics Limited to Armenia in Europe,” sources said.

These radars provide fast, automatic, and accurate location of enemy weapons like mortars, shells, and rockets in its 50-km range. Moreover, it can also concurrently handle multiple projectiles fired from different weapons at different locations. Further, Indian indigenous systems are far more reasonably priced as compared to their rivals.

To boost defence exports, the Ministry of Defence is also reaching out to South-East Asia, Latin America, and Middle-Eastern countries.