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BEL datalink, IFF systems mandated for Indian naval helicopter

16th February 2009 - 21:31 GMT | by Peter Donaldson in Bangalore


Lockheed Martin, which (as lead systems integrator) is offering the Sikorsky MH-60R for the Indian Navy’s requirement shipboard helicopters, told RotorHUB that the key indigenous systems that the Indian Navy has asked bidders to integrate into their candidate aircraft include the Link II (two) datalink system plus IFF interrogator and transponder units, all made by Bangalore-based Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), which is an Indian Government company.

Link II is a communication system that, using HF, VHF and UHF radios, is designed to connect IN warships, submarines, helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and shore establishments, enabling them to exchange messages and tactical data

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Peter Donaldson


Peter Donaldson

Peter Donaldson is a contributor for Shephard Media and is based in the UK.

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