BEL Current Affairs

BEL inks MoU with Swedish firm Saab for marketing air-surveillance radar

State-owned defence electronics company Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saab for jointly marketing L-Band 3D air surveillance radar (RAWL-03) which is co-developed by the companies. Saab is Swedish aerospace and defence firm that serves global market with world-leading products, services and solutions in military defence and civil security.


RAWL-03 is long range air surveillance radar for early detection and tracking of air and surface targets. It can be fitted in both ship-borne and land-based configurations. Its system is based on state-of-the-art GaN TR module technology and incorporates the latest signal processing techniques.

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)

BEL is state-owned leading defence electronics company. It is one of nine PSUs under the Union Ministry of Defence of India. It has been accorded Navratna status. It is headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka. BEL is engaged in design, manufacture and supply of state-of-the-art radars like weapon locating radar and battle field surveillance radar, communication systems, naval systems, electronic warfare systems, missile systems, tank electronics and gun/weapon systems, coastal surveillance system etc, for the armed forces.


Anandi Ramalingam assumed charge as BHL’s first woman director

Anandi Ramalingam has assumed charge as Director Marketing of the Public sector Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL).

With this she becomes first woman to be appointed as the Director of the company. Prior to this appointment, she was the general manager heading the Military Communication Strategic Business Unit (SBU) at BEL’s Bengaluru Complex.

About Anandi Ramalingam

  • Ramalingam had joined BEL in March 1985 after completing her BE in Electronics and Communication engineering (ECE) from the PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
  • In the last 20 years, she had gained rich experience in equipment testing working across various domains of military communication including heading testing for Shakti.
  • Shakti is the flagship Artillery Combat Command and Control System, developed by BEL and DRDO for the AREN (Army Radio Engineered Network) and Indian Army.

About Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)

  • BEL is state-owned aerospace and defence company with about nine factories and few regional offices across India.
  • It is owned by the Central Government and primarily manufactures advanced electronic products for the Indian Armed Forces.
  • BEL is one of nine PSUs under the Union Ministry of Defence of India. It has been accorded Navratna status.