MoD selects BEL-Rolta consortium for Battlefield Management System Project
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Rolta India Limited, a leading provider of innovative IT solutions for many vertical segments, announced that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected the exclusive consortium of BEL and Rolta India Limited as a Development Agency for the Battlefield Management System (BMS) project worth over Rs 50,000 crore. The BMS project, categorised as a “Make” programme under the DPP, will be one of the largest solutions to be indigenously manufactured for the Indian Defence.
This prestigious project is meant to deliver Command and Control capabilities to the fighting echelons, operating at the forward edge of the Tactical Battle Area at the Battalion and Combat Group levels. BMS is a situational awareness and visualisation system that aims to optimise theoperational effectiveness of tactical units.
Rolta has also invested significantly in BMS technologies indigenously and has over the yearsdelivered cutting edge Command, Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) systems, to the Indian Military. Deployed across the country, military commanders use Rolta Technology as a force-multiplier. As a part of the consortium, Rolta will execute its role and responsibility in areas of BMS application software development and applicable licensing, GIS software and GIS data services. Rolta will also jointly work with BEL for manufacturing subsystems for the soldier system, the overall system design, integration, installation, commissioning and maintenance of the BMS solution.
Mr PC Jain, Director (Marketing), BEL, said: “We are pleased that the time and effort which we have proactively invested in working on this project is finally paying dividends. The consortiumof BEL and Rolta is fully geared up to take on the challenge of development of the Battlefield Management System for our Defence forces. We also aim to maximize the indigenous content through in-house development of various sub-systems.”
“It is indeed a privilege for us to be part of this prestigious “Make India” programme for the Indian Defence. We are also very excited to be associated with BEL, a leader in Defence electronics” said Mr K K Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, Rolta India Limited.