BEL inks MoU with Elbit at Aero India

Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Elbit Systems Electro-optics-Elop Ltd., Israel, for the joint development of Compact Multi Purpose Advance Stabilisation System (CoMPASS) for Naval applications, today (February 7, 2013) at Aero India, the 9th International Exhibition on Aerospace, Defence & Civil Aviation being held at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru.

The MoU was signed by Mr H N Ramakrishna, Director (Marketing), BEL, and Mr Adi Dar, Executive VP, Managing Director of Elbit Systems Electro-optics-Elop Ltd., Israel. Mr Amol Newaskar, Director (Other Units), BEL, Mr Roy Zentner, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, Elbit Systems Electro-optics-Elop, and Mr Neri Zin, Senior Director, EO ISTAR Business Unit, Airborne EO & Laser Systems, Elbit Systems Electro-optics-Elop, were present along with other General Managers of BEL.   
The CoMPASS is a day-and-night surveillance system that includes a colour TV daylight camera, 3rd Generation 3-5 µm FLIR sensor, Laser Target Designator and Rangefinder (LTDRF) and automatic tracking capabilities, as well as command and control capabilities. It is distinguished by a wide variety of interfaces, enabling integration with various aircraft/helicopter systems, such as Mission Computer, fire control, radar, GPS, data downlink and helmet-mounted tracking systems. Its small dimensions, low weight, high level of stabilisation and coverage angles make it an optimal choice for long-range, day-and-night surveillance, target tracking, fire control applications and search and rescue.

CoMPASS is the most advanced payload version of its family, featuring reduced weight, high degree of modularity and flexibility, space-saving packaging and advanced operational and video processing features. The system includes major components such as Stabilised Turret Assembly, Grip Interface Box and Left & Right Grips. CoMPASS has been nominated for 56 Naval Utility Helicopter programmes of the Indian Navy.

Source: Elbit Systems Ltd.
Date: Feb 11, 2013