Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) established in 1954 with its corporate office at Bangalore, has nine units in the country. It is engaged in the design development and manufacture of sophisticated tate-of-the-art electronics equipments/components for the use of defence services, para military organisations and other governmental users like All India Radio, Doordarshan, Department of Telecommunications, Police Wireless, Meteorological Department, etc. The BEL is also the premier indigenous source for professional electronic equipment.
State-of-the-art manufacturing testing and quality assurance facility has been set up in all units of BEL. On line computerisation for materials management state-of-the-art test facilities, facilities for carrying out environment and reliability checks electro-magnetic interference/Electro Magnetic Compatibility Testing facility, Antenna Testing facility, back-up support from Standardisation Technical information and Documentation, Computer Aided Design and Manufacture have made BEL a modern professional Electronic Company. All manufacturing divisions/units of BEL have been accredited with ISO 9002/ISO 9001.
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) designs, develops and manufactures state-of- the-art products in the field of Radars, Defence Communications, Telecommunications, Sound and Vision Broadcasting, Opto-electronics, Solar systems, IT products and Electronic components. BEL has the expertise in engineering Radar, Telecom and Satcom networks, providing network solutions to meet customer needs. These systems are supplied and commissioned on turnkey basis.
With over four decades of manufacturing experience Bharat Electronics Limited has pioneered the professional electronics movement in India. With continuous upgradation of technology, commitment to quality and constant innovation, BEL has grown into a multi product, multi unit, multi technology company.
Bharat Electronics manufactures and supplies Communication equipments for the Defence forces - covering ground, air and shipborne equipments and systems.
BEL manufactures a comprehensive range of Radars for defence as well as civilian applications. Radar systems offered from BEL are for applications like Surveillance, Fire Control, Tracking and Navigation. In the category of Land based Radars , BEL manufactures systems for 3D Surveillance, Secondary surveillance, fire control and battle field surveillance. For Naval applications Radars offered are in the Navigational, Fire control and Surveillance categories. In Civilian category BEL offers radars for Air Traffic Control. The frequency bands covered extend from C band upto Ka band. BEL also offers Networking of Radars.
SONAR products from BEL cover the range of under water applications for surface ships, submarines and Naval aviation. BEL also offers Naval systems in user defined configurations for different types and classes of ships, submarines and other platforms and applications.
Tank Fire Control System MK 1B AL 4421 is designed to reduce the engagement time leading to an increase in kill rate and to improve the first round hit probability. The system is capable of engaging static or moving targets with own tank stationary or static targets with own tank moving.
During the year 2001-02, BEL earned the distinction of becoming the first Defence PSU to acquire operational MINIRATNA CATEGORY-I status. This enhanced status will provide BEL certain operational autonomy in the areas of capital investment, establishment of Joint Ventures etc.
A number of initiatives were taken to diversify the business of BEL and secure orders. In September 2001, BEL won a tender of Rs 18 crore from Andhra Pradesh Government towards establishing a network (APNET) for state-wide broadcast and communication upto district/block level. The hub has been commissioned and the terminals are in various stages of completion. The Andhra Pradesh Government has now invited BEL to give a proposal for Phase II of the project to cover the whole State. The value of Phase II will be around Rs.40 crore.
BEL has also been awarded a Satellite Network tender by Andhra Pradesh Beverages Corporation Limited (APBCL). APBCL negotiated the price with BEL for using the common infrastructure of APNET at the Hub. The main application is for consolidating the sales transactions on-line by 31 remote centres with the APBCL headquarters on the BOOT model.
BEL has been selected through competitive tendering by the Ministry of Home Affairs to establish a countrywide network called POLNET on turnkey basis. The project includes 11 M Hub at Delhi, 40 high capacity VSAT terminals for the State Headquarters and major cities, 833 low capacity VSATs at District Headquarters and Block levels. The negotiations have been completed and the order valued at Rs 97 crore, is in the final stages of processing. POLNET will enable effective communication among Police Forces of various states, exchange of police data files and fingerprints and Video Broadcast & Conferencing.
BEL secured a large number of orders for the LED based Solar Traffic Signals in Bangalore, Hyderabad and New Delhi etc.
BEL and Indian Space Research Organisation have entered into an understanding for cooperative efforts to meet the growing demands of satellite manufacture in India. Satellite Electronics Payload (Transponders)- a major part of any satellite will be manufactured by BEL for integration with the satellites to be launched by ISRO. BEL has also commenced manufacture and supply of solar-based mini power plants, the first of which has been installed in a technology foundation in New Delhi.
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