Apr 12: Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), one of India’s Navaratna Public Sector Enterprises, and Mumbai-based construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) signed an MoU on Wednesday in Defexpo 2018 at Chennai to share their expertise in design, development, engineering and manufacturing to develop and produce products and systems to meet the requirement of the defence services as well as for export markets.
As part of the partnership, BEL and L&T have agreed to explore and address defence products / systems for the Indian Defence Services as well as export opportunities.
“BEL has expertise in design, development, engineering, manufacture of radar & weapon systems, NCS and communications systems, electronic warfare & avionics, naval systems, electro-optics products, tank electronics & gun systems, satcom systems, strategic components and civilian products, while L&T has expertise in design, engineering and manufacture of defence systems, platforms and weapon delivery, armoured platforms and fire control systems, military communication, naval equipment, warships & submarines,” the company said.
“The MoU sets to define the roles and responsibilities of both the companies to cooperate and work in partnership mode for select programmes and thus give a boost to indigenous defence production. This collaboration will support the Make in India mission,” it added.