Photo caption: Airbus Defence & Space Senior Vice President (Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics/) Dominique Arnal and BEL Director (Bengaluru Complex) Vinay Kumar Katyal exchange the MoU documents signed between BEL and Airbus Defence and Space, in the presence of other senior officers of the respective companies.
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Bengaluru, NFAPost: As part of its Offset commitments under the prestigious C295 aircraft programme of the Government of India, and in line with the ‘Make in India’ policy, Airbus Defence and Space has signed a contract with Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for the manufacture and supply of Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) and Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS). This export order, worth 93.15 M USD, is the biggest received till date by BEL.

The contract was signed on November 17, 2021, by BEL Director (Bengaluru Complex) Vinay Kumar Katyal, BEL Director (Research & Development) M V Raja Sekhar, Airbus Defence & Space Senior Vice President (Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics/) Dominique Arnal, and Airbus Defence & Space Vice President (Procurement Structure, Materials & IT ) Ms Annika Mulder.

Besides Airbus officials Jorge Tamarit Degenhardt, Venkat Katkuri, Thierry Cloutet and Rohit Srivastava, the signing ceremony had participation of BEL (Electronic Warfare & Avionics) General Manager Manoj Jain, BEL General Manager (Finance/Bengaluru Complex) Murali V, BEL Additional General Manager (D&E/EW&A) Anil K Sogi and BEL Additional General Manager (International Marketing) H P Srinivas Rao were present at the event.

Airbus Defence and Space is rigorously working towards the ‘Make in India’ dream of the Indian Government. “The contract with Airbus Defence and Space is the biggest export order received till date by BEL. We are very happy to be part of the C295 programme,” said Mr Vinay Kumar Katyal, Director of Bengaluru Complex, BEL.

BEL Chairman & Managing Director Anandi Ramalingam said the company is happy to be associated with Airbus Defence and Space in manufacturing and delivering the Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) and Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS) for the prestigious C295 aircraft programme.

“C295 aircraft programme is an important milestone in the relationship between BEL and Airbus. We look forward to working with Airbus for more such programmes and challenges,” said BEL Chairman & Managing Director Anandi Ramalingam.

Airbus Defence & Space Senior Vice President (Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics/) Dominique Arnal said Airbus is proud to partner with Bharat Electronics Limited as per the provisions of the C295 programme.

“This partnership demonstrates Airbus’ commitment to support the development of the defence manufacturing ecosystem in India by working with the full spectrum of industrial partners from both the public and private sectors,” said Mr Dominique Arnal, Sr Vice President (Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics/ ),” said Airbus Defence & Space Senior Vice President (Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics/) Dominique Arnal.

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