On December 31, 2020, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) signed a contract with Indian Navy in New Delhi to supply 20 Indigenously developed Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation Dazzlers (Laser Dazzlers). The Laser Dazzlers have been developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and will be manufactured by BEL, Pune Plant.
i.Laser Dazzler is a non lethal weapon for warning & stopping suspicious vehicles, boats, aircrafts, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
ii.The product has been designed & developed indigenously for the First Time for Armed Force.
i.The Dazzler is capable of suppressing a person’s or optical sensor’s action through disability glare in case of non-compliance of orders. It will disorient or blind a person temporarily.
ii.The Laser Dazzler is portable, shoulder operated & is capable of withstanding rugged military use.
iii.BEL won the contract beating Global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the Buy global category of Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020.
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i.On July 14, 2020 Airports Authority of India(AAI) signed a MoU with Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) to collaborate and support the emerging global opportunities in the airport business, including those in the Asia Pacific region.
About Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL):
It is a Defence Public Sector Undertaking(PSU)
Chairman & Managing Director – M V Gowtama
Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka