BEL in Race for $1 Billion Infrared Tracking System for Su-30 MKI Fighter Jet

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  • 09:02 AM, June 1, 2018
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BEL Chairman and Managing Director M V Gautama said on Wednesday that his company had received an expression of interest from the MoD seeking its interest in bidding to supply these two systems.

Gautama told that BEL had the required technical expertise to execute the project. "The TI sight for 84mm RL will be used by troops in operations to facilitate accurate and continuous engagement of moving and static enemy targets and destruction of field fortifications (bunkers) during hours of complete darkness," an MoD statement said May 29, 2018.

Gowtama also said that, BEL has been invited for commercial and technical negotiations from the Oman government for the supply of Coastal Surveillance systems (CSS).

The system tracks and identifies boats near the coastline. Multiple radars and other sensors (Thermal Imagers, Automated Identification System, CC camera etc) are correlated to provide a composite operating picture. It can thus detect and identifies vessels entering unauthorised buffer zones around offshore oil and gas platforms also.