Bharat Electronics Ltd. on Monday said it would manufacture electrical harnesses for the global supplies of Swiss company Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.

The two companies will set up a manufacturing facility at BEL’s Bangalore complex.

The arrangement is part of the offset commitment of Pilatus, which is supplying 75 basic trainer aircraft to the Indian Air Force for around Rs. 3,800 crore. The IAF-Pilatus contract includes an integrated ground-based training system, a comprehensive logistics support package and a 30 per cent obligation or return benefits to Indian industry.

As part of this, BEL and Pilatus this year signed a pact to produce certain aircraft electrical cable looms. Pilatus will transfer technology for tooling, jigs, while it is training BEL’s personnel in both the countries.

“The two companies are also reviewing additional potential offset project opportunities in the near future,” a release said.

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