Defence public sector Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Elbit Systems Electro-optics-Elop Ltd, Israel.
Both the companies signed MoU at the Aero India 2013 for the joint production of Compact Multi Purpose Advance Stabilisation System (CoMPASS) for Naval helicopter applications.
BEL has recently completed transfer of technology for indigenous production of CoMPASS in India.
BEL will provide Indian users with local production and maintenance support.
CoMPASS was already selected and installed in the Indian Army Aviation and Air Force versions of Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) of HAL.
According to H.N. Ramakrishna, Director-Marketing, BEL, “The CoMPASS is a day-and-night surveillance system that includes a colour TV daylight camera, 3rd Generation 3-5 µm FLIR sensor, Laser Target Designator and Rangefinder (LTDRF) and automatic tracking capabilities, as well as command and control capabilities.”
The MoU was signed by H.N. Ramakrishna, Director (Marketing), BEL, and Adi Dar, Executive Vice-President, Managing Director, Elbit Systems Electro-optics-Elop Ltd, Israel.