BEL to supply laser dazzlers to India Navy

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New Delhi: State-run Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) today signed a contract with the Indian Navy for initially supplying 20 Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation Dazzlers (Laser Dazzlers).

The BEL had earlier this month won the contract beating global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in ‘Buy Global‘ category. These would be manufactured by BEL’s Pune plant.

The Laser Dazzler is used as a non-lethal method for warning and stopping suspicious vehicles, boats, aircraft, drones, and pirates from approaching secured areas during both day and night.

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It is capable of dazzling and thereby suppressing the optical sensor’s action with disability glare in case of non-compliance to orders. It disorients, confuses, and blinds a person temporarily.

It also dazzles and distract aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles. It is a portable, shoulder operated and ruggedised for military use in adverse environmental conditions. Laser dazzler technology was developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

This unique product is indigenously designed and developed for first time for the Indian armed forces. It will support the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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