Airbus, a major aircraft manufacturer has partnered up with Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) and given the Indian company the biggest export order it has received to date. The order is under the C295 aircraft programme of the Indian government for the manufacturing and supplying of the Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS) and Radar Warning Receiver (RWR). One of the highlights of the contract is that it is in line with and supports the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the government.
"The contract with Airbus Defence and Space is the biggest export order received till date by BEL. We are very happy to be part of the C295 program," said Vinay Kumar Katyal, Director of Bengaluru Complex, BEL.
"We are happy to be associated with Airbus Defence and Space in manufacturing and delivering the Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) and Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS) for the prestigious C295 aircraft programme. We look forward to working with Airbus for more such programmes and challenges," said Mrs Anandi Ramalingam, Chairman & Managing Director, BEL.
"We are proud to partner with Bharat Electronics Limited as per the provisions of the C295 programme. This partnership demonstrates Airbus' commitment to supporting the development of the defence manufacturing ecosystem in India by working with the full spectrum of industrial partners from both the public and private sectors," said Dominique Arnal, Sr Vice President (Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics/ Airbus Defence and Space).
For the unaware, BEL is a government-owned aerospace and defence electronics company.