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— General Manoj Pande, Indian Army Chief

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— Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari, Indian Air Force Chief

India Optel Limited: Advancing Opto-Electronics for National Security

Issue 6 - 2023

India Optel Limited (IOL) is a leading force in the realm of optoelectronics and vision devices, serving as a beacon of technological advancement and commitment to national security. IOL has carved a niche for itself as a trusted partner in enhancing sighting capabilities of India’s defence and para-military forces.

New Products Development:

  • Automatic Target Tracker & Digital Ballistic Computer
  • Gunner’s Main Sight for MBT Arjun tank Mk-1A.
  • Inertial Navigation Systems for the Aircrafts and Artillery Guns

With a firm commitment to assured quality, IOL has developed and secured Indian Army’s Order for Fusion technology based Driver Night Sights for BMP-II which is first time ever developed in India. IOL has also developed Day Telescopic Sight for Assault Rifle and secured order for Qty. 13482 Nos. from Indian Army against competitive tender, making its presence in the defence market as a solution provider.

Gunner’s Sight “BPK-2-42”
for BMP-II
Commander’s Day cum Thermal Imager
for T-72 Tank
Commander’s Sight “TKN-3”
or T-72 Tank
Gunner’s Laser Range Finder & Sight
“TPD-K1” for T-72 Tank
IOL is a domain expert in manufacturing Opto-Mechanical & Electronic Systems for Battle Tanks, Infantry Weapons and Artillery Systems

Furthermore, IOL has signed 13 MoUs for Cooperation in designing, development, manufacture, up gradation etc. of new products / technologies with different industry leaders like M/s OIP Sensor System, Belgium, M/s Photonics Digital Visions, Netherland, M/s Safran Electronics & Defence, France and Safran Electronics & Defence Services India Pvt., M/s BEML Limited, M/s Optimized Electrotech Private Limited, Ahmedabad M/s L&T, M/s Star Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. and some new DPSUs.

Innovation and R&D

IOL commitment to innovation is unyielding. Collaborations with DRDO, IITs, and industry partners drive continuous advancements in technology. IOL is closely collaborating with academia and local industry to spearhead its journey towards the mission of Atmanirbhar Bharat. In line with the Make-II scheme of Government of India, IOL has placed 101 Project sanction orders on Indian Manufactures. IOL has proactively sponsored five innovative technology development projects under the aegis of IDEX (Innovation of Defence Excellence) scheme of Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence. Total 68 IPRs have been filed by IOL so far. IOL has also conducted awareness sessions regarding COLT Platform for its employees.

Committed to be the ‘Soldier’s Eye’; India Optel Limited has embarked on the path of continuous product development and up gradation of existing technology by establishing synergy with all stakeholders in the process.