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BAE System Seeks to Grow India Presence

: Feb 20, 2019 - : 12:49 am

BAE Systems is highlighting its high technology capabilities at the ongoing airshow. The company is expected to provide greater information on its participation in Team Tempest, the UK’s technology development programme being delivered by the Royal Air Force and industry partners to ensure a future international combat air system is at the very forefront of combat air capability.


Team Tempest brings together the UK’s world leading industry and sovereign capabilities across future combat air’s four key technology areas: combat air systems and integration, power and propulsion systems, sensors, electronics and avionics, and weapon systems. Team Tempest was first revealed at the 2018 Farnborough International Air Show in July last year.


Nik Khanna, Managing Director, India, says, “We are unveiling some of our finest future-tech solutions to the Indian Armed Forces at Aero India this year. The Show serves as a fertile ground for us to expand our efforts in expanding MSMEs into our global supply chain ecosystem whilst engaging with our key stakeholders, providing both direction and momentum in our plans. Developing an in-country supply chain is key to our India commitment and we are delighted to see this being galvanised through the commencement of the Make-in-India M777 programme.”


Also on display on its stand are scale models of Eurofighter Typhoon, advanced electronic systems (APKWS laser-guided rocket), augmented reality technology (Striker II head-mounted display (HMD), and the Make-in-India Hawk132, of which 123 are in service with the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy.


BAE recently commenced deliveries of the first batch of M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzers (ULH) to the Indian Army. It has an order for 145 of the artillery systems.


BAE Systems is building and delivering the first 25 M777 ULHs fully assembled and the remaining 120 systems will be assembled in India by Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd. (MDSL)

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