On February 8, 2021, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU) Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) have signed a contract for procurement of Software Defined Radio Tactical (SDR-Tac) worth over Rs 1,000 crore in New Delhi
- As per the contract, the delivery will take place within 3 years.
- BEL is already supplying SDR-Naval Combat (NC) and SDR-Air is under user evaluation trial.
Developers of SDR-Tac:
It is jointly designed and developed by the Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL) of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) through a consortium of domestic agencies and industry, comprising Weapons and Electronics Systems Engineering Establishment (WESEE), BEL, the Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR) and the Indian Navy.
–SDR-Tac is a four-channel, multi-mode, multi-band 19 inch rack mountable, ship borne software defined radio system.
–It aims to serve ship-to-ship, ship-to-shore and ship-to-air voice and data communication for network-centric operations.
–It comprises multiple types of waveforms for narrow band and wide band applications.
Recent Related News:
i.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).
ii.On January 25-26, 2021, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the maiden launch of Akash-NG (New Generation) Surface to Air Missile (SAM) from Integrated Test Range of Balasore, off the coast of Odisha, along with Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) & Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). It has strike range of 30 km.
About Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL):
Chairman & Managing Director (CMD)– M V Gowtama
Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka