Jaitley unveils BEL’s advanced testing facilities

EMC test facility has been set up at a cost of Rs 60 crore

GN Bureau | August 28, 2017


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Defence minister Arun Jaitley unveiled an academy for excellence and two modern facilities— Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) test facility and Near Field Antenna Test Range (NFATR) at Bengaluru-based Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).

The BEL academy for excellence is built at a cost of Rs 47 crore. It would address the training needs of not only of BEL employees, but also its customers and vendors/partners, especially MSMEs and SMEs. It will be affiliated to national/international universities and cater to the skill development initiatives of the centre. 
 
The training programmes have been structured around three core areas—Quality, Technology, and Leadership, with various programs designed with the help of experts from major institutes like IITs, IIMs, IISC, IETE, ISI and ASQ.
 
The National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited EMC test facility has been set up at BEL-Bengaluru at a cost of Rs 60 crore. It is the first of its kind in India and can conduct testing of systems/platforms weighing up to 70 tonnes. It can be used to conduct system level EMC tests for strategic defence systems like battle tanks, communication vehicles, radar systems and airborne systems including Nuclear Electro Magnetic Pulse (NEMP) and high altitude electro-magnetic pulse (HEMP) testing. It can be used to carry out system level EMC testing for many projects of national importance like AKASH, IACCS, LRSAM, Weapon Locating Radar and Battlefield Management System. The facility will also be open for use to other Indian defence companies, including MSMEs.
 
Near Field Antenna Test Range (NFTR) is a critical infrastructure for calibration and testing of radars and communication antennas. The NFTR facility at Bengaluru is the third such in BEL and the only one in the defence industry in India. This facility, set up at a cost of Rs 30 crore will help to calibrate and test next generation radars with AESA (Active Electronically Steerable Array) based antenna arrays as well as antennas for major projects.
 

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