Indian Army To Issue US$ 285 milion Weapons Locating Radar RFP- BEL To Participate

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  1. utubekhiladi

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    Indian Army To Issue US$ 285 milion Weapons Locating Radar RFP- BEL To Participate

    The Indian Ministry of Defense is expected to issue an RFP for the procurement of 29 Weapons Locating Radars (WLRs) worth INR 1,500 crore (USD 285,307,790) in the coming months which India's government owned defence electronics company, BEL has announced its intention to participate in.


    The project will surely attract attention from other WLR manufacturers from the U.S., Israel, and Europe, some of whom would be keen to partner with BEL and transfer technology so as to bag the India contract.

    Speaking at BEL's Annual Press Conference, its Chairman and Managing Director, Anil Kumar, said, “We will most likely receive the RFP from the Ministry of Defense in the second quarter and we expect to win this tender to supply WLRs to the India Army".

    “We should’ve gotten it by now but there has been a delay in issuing the RFP,” he added.

    BEL has other projects in the pipeline including SATCOM, Battlefield Management and Tactical Communications Systems (TCS) which they are offering to the Indian MoD.

    The Bangalore-based electronics major is also eagerly awaiting a decision to be made on Tactical Communications System procurement. “TCS is an ongoing project. We have responded to the RFI that was issued and we should know the status in the next coming months,” said Kumar.

    Meanwhile, BEL will augment its R&D division and improving infrastructure by investing ‘in-house expenditure’ worth 400cr (USD75,760,500).

    According to Kumar, the indigenously-made coastal surveillance system is expected to be delivered by 2013 to 36 mainland stations and 10 island stations.

    BEL suffered major setbacks during this past financial year. The company failed to complete delivery of the Akash SAMs (Surface-to-Air Missiles) and, only managed to deliver 50 out of 96 that were originally ordered. “Production has resumed again after facing technical difficulties. We are hoping to complete the order by December 12, 2012”.

    BEL is also eyeing the offsets from the MMRCA (Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft) deal and is seeking more export deals with the government.


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    what happened to our weapon locating radar? isn't not good enough? can we not further develop it?

    BEL Weapon Locating Radar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    DRDO & BEL Weapon Locating Radar
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  3. Kunal Biswas

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    These new WLR can be used over Mountain areas where DRDO bel WLR cannot be deployed..

    Numbers are few as 29 is not enough for entire arty regts, But specialized terrain..
     
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    so kunal bhai, what's the game plane here?

    do each artillery unit will have their own WLR? or just selected artillery unit? does this mean both home made and imported WLR will be used simultaneously where ever appropriate? how many home made WLR are we going to buy? currently we have about 30 DRDO/BEL WLR
     
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    I doubt we have only 30 WLRs, I don't know abt how many are in unit specific or regt..

    But different WLR can be used in different places where they are suited, we cannot carry tatra based WLR to mountain tops but lighter ones can be carried by Helos..
     
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    India purchased 6 ANTPQ - 37's from the United States which were primarily with the SATA Artillery Units. The WLRs are actually a very cost effective solution.
     
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    Americans WLRs proved to be all craps for India though Pakies have those machines....
     

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