Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Defence Public Sector, has received an order at Aero India 2015 from Elbit Systems Electro-Optical Elop Ltd (Elop), of Israel, for the production of Elop’s Compact Multi-Purpose Advanced Stabilized Systems(CoMPASSTM).
This is in addition to an earlier order for the supply of CoMPASS, received by BEL from Elop in 2014. Previously, BEL had entered into a technical collaboration agreement with Elop for the joint production and D-Level maintenance of CoMPASS for the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Programme. BEL had absorbed transfer of technology (ToT) for production of CoMPASS in India. CoMPASS is used in the ALH being manufactured by HAL.
The CoMPASS is a day-and-night surveillance system that includes a colour TV daylight camera, 3rd Generation infrared sensor and automatic tracking capabilities, as well as command and control capabilities.