BEL software technology centre inaugurated
Vice President of India, Mr M Hamid Ansari, inaugurated the modernized BEL Software Technology Centre (BSTC) of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on Jan 7 at Bengaluru. BSTC is a part of the Central Development and Engineering Group of BEL, Bengaluru.
The Vice President also visited the state-of-the-art manufacturing / integration / test facilities for the Akash Missile System and the Coastal Surveillance System at BEL, Bengaluru Complex.
After the inauguration of the modernized software centre, Mr S K Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, BEL, said: “In modern day warfare, software is playing a crucial role. Realizing its importance, BEL has been building up expertise in software for defence applications. The inauguration of the new facility today is a major milestone in our endeavor in this direction. The major strength of this Centre is its capability to quickly grasp the requirements of the defence forces and develop suitable software application to meet the operational requirements.”
BEL has identified software development and support as a major thrust area and the Software Division, was established within the BEL factory premises. The division performs software design, development and support tasks for complex defence networks and systems.
(Source: Press release)