India’s BEL Bags $315 Million Order for LCA Mk1A Fighter Aircraft’s Electronic Systems

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  • 11:11 AM, December 16, 2021
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India’s BEL Bags $315 Million Order for LCA Mk1A Fighter Aircraft’s Electronic Systems
LCA Mk1A Fighter aircraft

India’s Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) received a $315 million (INR 2400 crore) order from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the supply of 20 types of airborne electronic systems to be fitted on the LCA Tejas Mk1A fighter aircraft.

The order spanning five years from 2023 to 2028 involves supply of critical avionic Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) related to Digital Flight Control Computers, Air Data Computers, Weapon Computers, LRUs related to Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) and Head Up Display.

The LRUs have been indigenously designed and developed by Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), DRDO Labs, Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Combat Aircraft Systems Development and Integration Centre (CASDIC) and Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO).

The order for supply of Avionic Systems for 83 Tejas MK1A fighter aircraft will be executed by two Strategic Business Units (SBUs) of BEL: Electronic Warfare & Avionics, Bengaluru, and BEL-Panchkula, Haryana. All the systems will be delivered by BEL to HAL in a ready-to-board condition.

Mrs Anandi Ramalingam, Chairman, BEL, said: “We are pleased to receive this order from HAL for the prestigious LCA Tejas Fighter aircraft programme. BEL is all geared up to supply the critical Avionics LRUs as per the delivery schedule. We look forward to continue our strong partnership with HAL for more such programmes.”

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