BEL to manufacture components for Boeing's fighter jet

State-run defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited will manufacture components for US-based global aerospace major Boeing's Super Hornet fighter aircraft.

Updated: Mar 28, 2013, 20:29 PM IST

Bangalore: State-run defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited will manufacture components for US-based global aerospace major Boeing's Super Hornet fighter aircraft.

"Boeing and BEL are expanding their partnership through a follow-on contract involving the manufacture of subassemblies for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jet," Boeing said in a statement.

As per the contract, BEL will produce Super Hornet subassemblies, including the ground power panel, helmet vehicle interface stowage and switch assembly and cockpit console panels, it said.

For Indian Navy's P-8I anti-submarine warfare and maritime surveillance, BEL provides the Identification Friend or Foe interrogators and Data Link II communications systems.

"BEL believes this cooperation with Boeing is a great opportunity and is ever willing to take it to greater heights," BEL director of Marketing H N Harikrishna said.

PTI

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