As part of its offset commitments under India’s C295 aircraft programme, Airbus Defence and Space has signed a contract with Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for the manufacture and supply of Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) and Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS). This export order, worth 93.15 M USD, is the biggest received till date by BEL.
The contract was signed on 17 November by Director (Bengaluru Complex), BEL, Vinay Kumar Katyal, Director (Research & Development), BEL, M V Raja Sekhar, Senior Vice President (Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics/ Airbus Defence & Space), Dominique Arnal and Vice President (Procurement Structure, Materials & IT / Airbus Defence & Space), Annika Mulder.
Airbus officials, Jorge Tamarit Degenhardt, Venkat Katkuri, Thierry Cloutet and Rohit Srivastava along with General Manager (Electronic Warfare & Avionics), BEL, Manoj Jain, General Manager (Finance/Bengaluru Complex), BEL, Murali V, Additional General Manager (D&E/EW&A), BEL, Anil K Sogi and, Additional General Manager (International Marketing), BEL, H P Srinivas Rao were present.
Airbus Defence and Space is ‘rigorously working towards the Make in India’ dream of the Indian 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 programme,” said Vinay Kumar Katyal.
“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 Chairman & Managing Director, BEL, Anandi Ramalingam.
“We are proud to partner with Bharat Electronics Limited as per the provisions of the C295 programme. This partnership demonstrates Airbus’ commitment to support 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 Senior Vice President (Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics/ Airbus Defence and Space), Dominique Arnal.