BEL Inks Multiple LAToTs With DRDO

Defence Industry

Bengaluru: Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) in a release on November 18 said that it has signed multiple Licensing Agreement for Transfer of Technology (LAToT) with DRDO for transfer of technology of Digital Radar Warning Receiver, manufacturing of Multi kW Beam Directed Optical Channel (BDOC), Laser Based End Game Fuze (LBEGF) and manufacturing and integration of Unexploded Ordnance Handling Robot.

The licensing agreements for transfer of technology were inked with DRDO’s Combat Aircraft Systems Development and Integration Centre (CASDIC), Centre for High Energy Systems and Sciences (CHESS), Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE) and Research and Development Establishment (Engineers).

The Digital Radar Warning Receiver is a state-of-the-art, airborne Electronic Warfare system which would provide versatile Situational Awareness to a fighter platform in a dense signal scenario, offering excellent sensitivity, good parameter measurement accuracy and high Probability of Intercept against dense signal.

The LATOT will enable BEL to manufacture and supply Digital Radar Warning Receivers to the Indian Armed Forces. Through this licensing agreement, CASDIC,  a laboratory under DRDO will transfer complete details of the technical know-how, testing and maintenance method for quality assurance to BEL with requisite data on the functioning of the product.

The “Multi-kilo Watt Beam Directing Optical Channel” is the core of any Laser DEW system. Beam Directing Optical Channel is a complex system of precisely placed lenses and mirrors capable of handling high power laser. It is responsible for delivering very accurate, focused and stabilised laser beam on to the target.

The signing of LAToT with CHESS, a DRDO lab will enable BEL to undertake manufacturing of “Multi-kilo Watt Beam Directing Optical Channel”at its state-of-the-art Pune manufacturing facility, where various high-end and mission-critical EO and laser systems are being manufactured for the past three decades.

Laser Based End Game Fuze (LBEGF) is a sub-system of a missile, used to generate detonation pulse at detection of target of interest. It is an assembly of Laser Proximity Sensor and End Game Processor. Laser Proximity Sensor is used to measure target range and sector information, while End Game processor processes the range data provided by LPF using algorithm and produce detonation pulse.

Signing of the LAToT with DRDO labs DRDL, Hyderabad and IRDE, Dehradun will enable BEL to undertake manufacturing of LBEGF at its state-of-the-art facility at Pune, where various high-end and mission-critical EO and laser systems are being manufactured for the past three decades.

Remotely operated vehicle UXOR has been designed for handling and diffusing the unexploded ordnances (UXOs). It is capable of handling and diffusing unexploded air dropped bombs. UXOR can be utilised to remotely approach the UXO and defuse it. It is based on heavy duty-compact all terrain platform, equipped with Robotic Arm, Abrasive Water Jet Cutting Machine, etc. It can also be controlled remotely.

The licensing agreement with the Research and Development Establishment (Engineers), a DRDO lab will also enable BEL to expand its product portfolio of Remotely Operated Vehicles and further enhance its expertise in the field of unexploded ordnance handling devices.