The Indian company PEL, active in the field of explosives and solid propellants, and the French defense company Nexter, specialized in land systems and ammunition have decided to tie-up for manufacturing Bi-Modular Charge Systems (BMCS) in order to respond to the needs of the Indian Ministry of Defense.
The partners decided to answer to the BMCS RFP relative to a 10 year contract by manufacturing in India, combining the experience of Nexter with the pyrotechnics knowledge of PEL. The proposed product, which is the key of artillery propulsion, is 100% designed within Nexter Group in accordance with the Indian technical requirements.
Through a long-term partnership, PEL and Nexter are willing to build up one of the first Indian private manufacturer of ammunition. This project responds to the Indian government objective to develop a private robust source of ammunition.
French land systems maker, Nexter has signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatars Barzan Holdings to implement a proposed sale of 490 VBCI armored vehicles to the Qatari Army worth an estimated Euro 1.5 billion
Nexter Systems and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) have closed the initial merger phase under a Dutch incorporated holding company. Two of the European manufacturers of military land systems based in France and Germany will operate jointly under the umbrella of a holding company under Dutch law with headquarters in Amsterdam, the companies said in a statement Tuesday
Nexter and Hydrema have signed a partnership agreement on 16 december, concerning the Danish Armoured Personal Carrier replacement program (APC-R). Under an existing agreement, Hydrema will also perform the in-country logistic support of Nexters CAESAR self-propelled howitzer in the event that CAESAR is selected by DALO as part of its on-going artillery competition
Russia is ready to both upgrade the IL-76, IL-78 and IL-38s aircraft already in service and supply new equipment meeting long-term requirements of Indian partners, United Aircraft Corporations Vice President for Transport Aviation and CEO of Ilyushin Aleksey Rogozin has said. UACs Transport Aviation Division made a detailed presentation of its IL-76MD-90A and IL-78MK-90A aircraft to the Indian delegation, which is on a tour of defense facilities in Russias Privolzhsky Federal District
India might face US sanctions for its purchase of S-400 air defense system from Russia under the Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). India is likely to request the US to exempt its sanctions over Russia to clear its path to purchase S-400 air defense system from Moscow
The Malaysian Ministry of Defense announced the acquisition of 18 units of 105LG1 artillery systems for the Army Forces during one of the largest defense services exhibition in Asia, DSA&NATSEC 2018. This 3-year contract will start by November 2019 with the first delivery of 6 light guns and the last delivery is due to take place in February 2020
The Indian government has decided to create a permanent planning committee for defense that will overlook military and security strategy, draft capability development plans and guide (and accelerate) defence equipment acquisitions. The DPC (Defense Planning Committee) body will be chaired by the National Security Advisor and will comprise the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, three service chiefs, the defense, expenditure and foreign secretaries,
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