Assured Real-time Satcoms via ISRO Ku-band Satellites
At Aero India in Bengaluru on 20 February Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Hughes India inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering the design, development, supply, installation, integration and commissioning of satellite communications (satcom) solutions for Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) helicopters.
Signed by Mrs Anandi Ramalingam, Director (Marketing), BEL, and Mr Partho Banerjee, President, Hughes India, in the presence of Mr Nataraj Krishnappa, Director (Other Units), BEL, the teaming agreement will enable MoD’s strategic users to obtain helicopter-based satcom links for real-time and assured communications using ISRO’s Ku-band satellites. The two companies are collaborating in leveraging their respective state-of-the-art technologies and capabilities in developing these integrated and sophisticated helicopter solutions.
BEL’s expertise lies in the design, development, engineering and manufacture of radars, weapon systems, network-centric and communications systems, electronic warfare and avionics, naval systems, electro-optics, tank electronics and gun systems, satcom systems, homeland security and smart city solutions, strategic components and select civilian products.
Hughes India is a majority-owned subsidiary of US-based Hughes Network Systems, LLC, the world’s largest provider of broadband satellite networks and services. Hughes India is the largest satellite service operator in India, providing a comprehensive range of broadband networking technologies, solutions and services for businesses and governments.