Indian Navy ships to be fited with Laser Dazzler

Issue: Aero India 2021 Special

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has signed a contract with the Indian Navy for the supply of 20 Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation Dazzlers (Laser Dazzlers) on December 31, 2020. BEL had earlier won the contract beating global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in buy global category. The Laser Dazzler is used as a non-lethal method for warning and stopping suspicious vehicles/boats/aircrafts/UAVs/pirates etc. from approaching secured areas during both day and night. It is capable of dazzle and thereby suppress the person’s/optical sensor’s action with disability glare in case of non-compliance to orders. Laser dazzler technology was developed by DRDO.