The Indian company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) will deliver 10 Lynx U2 fire control systems to the Indian Navy according to a contract signed with the Indian Defense Ministry. The system has been upgraded continuously and indigenization has been the major focus along with technology upgrades. The indigenous content of the system has been continuously increased, generation to generation to eliminate the dependency on foreign Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). The system including the Tracking Radar, Servo and Weapon Control Modules has been completely designed and developed by Bharat Electronics Limited.
The LYNX U2 GFCS (Gun Fire Control System) is a Naval Gun Fire Control System designed to acquire, track and engage sea targets. The system can be linked to AK176, A190 Russian-made naval guns and 30mm Close-In weapon System AK630 and the Oto Melara 76mm SRGM (Super Rapid Gun Mount) mounted onboard warships. The LYNX U2 system will be installed on the NOPV (Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel), Talwar-class frigates, and Teg-class guided missile frigates. The Gun Fire Control System has been designed with an open and scalable architecture permitting simple and flexible implementation in many different configurations.
The procurement, worth $ 185 million (Rs. 1,355 crore), was signed under the Buy (Indian) category in New Delhi on Deceber 31, 2019. The system proposed in the contract is of the fourth generation and is a completely indigenised system, developed in the true spirit of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. Atmanirbhar Bharat, which translates to ‘self-reliant India’ or ‘self-sufficient India’, is a policy formulated by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi for making India “a bigger and more important part of the global economy”, pursuing policies that are efficient, competitive and resilient, and being self-sustaining and self-generating. These will be delivered by BEL, Bengaluru over the next five years.
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company with about nine factories, and several regional offices in India. It is owned by the Indian Government and primarily manufactures advanced electronic products for the Indian Armed Forces. BEL is one of nine PSUs under the Ministry of Defence of India. It has been granted Navratna status by the Government of India. BEL is the lead integrator of Akash, the Indian-made guided missile air defence weapon system. Another major system is weapon locating radar, the state-of-the-art passive, phased array radar which has undergone successful user trials by the Indian defence forces.