November 30, 2021

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BEL inks Airbus contract for C295; bags biggest export order of $93.15mn

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BEL inks Airbus contract for C295; bags biggest export order of .15mn
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BEL inks Airbus contract for C295; bags biggest export order of .15mn
BEL inks Airbus contract for C295; bags biggest export order of .15mn

BENGALURU: Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), on Monday said it recently signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for manufacture and supply of radar warning receiver (RWR) and missile approach warning system (MAWS) for the C295 aircraft.
The contract it said was part of Airbus’ offset commitments under the C295 aircraft programme of the Government of India, and that it was in line with the ‘Make in India’ policy.
“The contract is the biggest export order received till date by BEL. We are very happy to be part of the C295 programme,” Vinay Kumar Katyal, director, BEL Bengaluru Complex, said.
As per a statement issued by the PSU, the export order is worth $93.15 million. “…The contract was signed on November 17,” the statement read.
Anandi Ramalingam, CMD, BEL said the PSU looks forward to working with Airbus for more such programmes and challenges.
“…We are proud to partner with BEL as per the provisions of the C295 programme. This partnership demonstrates Airbus’ commitment to support development of the defence manufacturing ecosystem in India by working with the full spectrum of industrial partners from both the public and private sectors,” Dominique Arnal, senior vice president (procurement, supply chain & logistics), Airbus Defence and Space, said.

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