India’s Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) announced on 5 March the signing of an agreement with Israeli company Elbit Systems to produce helmet-mounted display systems and helmet-pointing systems for the Indian market.
BEL said through the new technical collaboration agreement (TCA) it will licence-manufacture and integrate the Elbit-designed systems onto rotary-wing platforms in operation with the Indian armed forces. The company added that the TCA was agreed by the two at the 2019 Aero India exhibition in Bangalore.
The TCA expands already strong ties between the two companies, with much of the collaboration geared towards meeting Elbit Systems’ defence offset obligations within India.
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