The Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) signed an MoU with Defense Initiatives (DI), Belarus, and Defense Initiatives Aero Pvt Ltd, India (a subsidiary of DI Belarus), in the presence of Joint Secretary (DIP) and senior Indian Air Force officials.
The MoU is aimed at co-operation between the three companies for supply of Airborne Defense Suite (ADS) for the helicopters of the Indian Air Force (IAF). BEL will be the prime contractor and will be supported by DI with ToT (Manufacturing and Maintenance) for supply of advanced EW suites for helicopters under the ‘Make in India’ category. The MoU also aims at exploring various business opportunities for India and global markets for ADS. BEL, in a press release stated that the Additional Secretary, Department of Defence Production, Sanjay Jaju and Indo Belarusian Joint Commission (IBJC) on Military Cooperation were responsible for the partnership to evolve.