India's BEL to install sonar on Burmese frigates

Indian state-owned company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is to begin installing a HMS-X integrated ship sonar system on two more Aung Zeya-class guided-missile frigates belonging to the Burmese navy, an official from India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) told IHS Jane’s on 29 April. The HMS-X system was developed with inputs from the DRDO, and is currently being marketed by BEL. The DRDO has described the product as a more advanced development of the HUMSA sonar.