BEL Wins $33M for EOIR Payloads from Elbit Systems at Aero India 2019

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BEL Wins $33M for EOIR Payloads from Elbit Systems at Aero India 2019
BEL's EOIR Payload for MI-17 Helicopter

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has won a $33 million (INR 230 crore) contract from Israel's Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd (ELOP) for Electro Optic Infra Red (EOIR) payloads during Aero India 2019 airshow.

The systems are being manufactured under license from, and using the technology supplied by the Israeli company.

The contract includes manufacture and supply of CoMPASS Rev III and CoMPASS III variants of EOIR payloads for Airborne applications, BEL said in a statement.

CoMPASS Rev III is a day-and-night surveillance system that includes a Colour TV Daylight Camera, 3rd Generation Medium Wave IR (MWIR) sensor, Laser Target Designator and Range Finder (LTDRF), Short Wave IR (SWIR), internal GPS and automatic tracking capabilities, as well as command and control capabilities. It has a variety of interfaces like the mission computer, fire control, radar, GPS, data downlink and helmet-mounted tracking systems. It is suitable for long-range, day-and-night surveillance, target tracking, fire control applications and search and rescue.

CoMPASS Rev III is the advanced version of its payload family with advanced operational and video processing.