New Delhi: Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has bagged contracts for the supply of the Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) suite and Instrumented Electronic Warfare Range (IEWR) for the Indian Air Force. Both the contracts were signed between MoD and BEL today in New Delhi.
While the overall cost of the contract of supplying Advanced Electronic Warfare is estimated to be ₹ 1993 Cr, the IEWR contract is worth ₹ 1109 Cr.
The supply of advanced EW systems will significantly enhance the battle-survivability of IAF fighter aircraft while undertaking operational missions against adversaries’ ground-based as well as airborne fire control and surveillance radars. The EW suite has been indigenously designed & developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
The IEWR will be used to test and evaluate airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment and validate their deployment in an Operational Scenario
Both the Projects essentially embody the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat and will help facilitate realising the journey towards self-reliance.
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