MoD inks Rs 2269 Cr contract with BEL to procure 11 Shakti EWS for Indian Navy

The India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD0 has signed a contract with Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU) Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Hyderabad on 13 February 2024 in New Delhi, for procurement of 11 Shakti EWS (Electronic Warfare Systems) along with associated equipment / accessories for Indian Navy under Buy (Indian- IDDM) category at a total cost of Rs 2269.54 Crores.

Notably, the Shakti EW System is indigenously designed, developed and manufactured. The Shakti EWS is capable of accurately intercepting electronic emissions and implement counter measures in dense electromagnetic environment.

Noteworthy, the Shakti EW System will be installed on-board capital warships of Indian Navy.

Also, the project will generate employment of two and half lakh man-days over a period of four years with participation of more than 155 industry partners including MSMEs, thus furthering the vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.

About Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)

Navratna Defence PSU BEL was established in 1954 under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, with a farsighted vision to make the country self-reliant in Defence electronics.

Today, BEL is a multi-product, multi-technology, multi-Unit conglomerate which designs, manufactures and supplies state-of-the-art products and systems in a wide variety of fields including Radars, Missile Systems, Military Communications, Naval Systems, Electronic Warfare & Avionics, C4I Systems, Electro Optics, Tank Electronics & Gun/Weapon System Upgrades, and Electronic Fuzes in the Defence segment.

While, its non-Defence business segment includes areas such as Electronic Voting Machines, Homeland Security & Smart Cities, Satellite Integration & Space Electronics, Railways, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Software as a Service, Energy Storage Products, besides Composite Shelters & Masts.