BEL signs contract with Indian Navy

Ebangla Bureau

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Bengaluru headquartered Bharat Electronics Limited, state-owned aerospace and defence company, has signed a contract with Indian Navy for initially supplying  20 Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation Dazzlers (Laser Dazzlers). The BEL, dedicated primarily to manufacture advanced electronic products for the Indian Armed Forces, has won the contract beating global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in buy global category. These would be manufactured by BEL at its  Pune plant. The Laser Dazzler is used as a non-lethal method for warning and stopping suspicious vehicles/boats/aircrafts/UAVs/pirates etc. from approaching secured areas during both day and night. It is capable of dazzle and thereby suppress the person’s/optical sensor’s action with disability glare in case of non-compliance to orders. It disorient/ confuse/blind a person temporarily. It also dazzles and distract aircraft/UAVs. It is a portable, shoulder operated and ruggedized for military use in adverse environmental conditions. Laser dazzler technology was developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), says a BEL statement. This unique product is indigenously designed and developed for first time for the Armed Forces. It will support the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi adopted as the moto  in the defence production sector by Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh. (Above is a representative picture from  BEL’s website)

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