Airbus has informed that it is ready to invest, manufacture in India and to source from India, thereby contributing to the Make in India policy, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said.
However, there is no agreement between the Government and the Airbus on this. The details regarding employment opportunities that are likely to be created and the involvement of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are currently unavailable.
Last month, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Airbus Group 's facilities in France. Airbus is “ready to manufacture in India, for India and the world,” said Airbus chief Tom Enders.
“India already takes a center-stage role in our international activities and we want to even increase its contribution to our products.” he added. Airbus stated that it aims to produce helicopters, military planes, sensors as well as satellites in India by partnering with local firms.
The company predicted India would require 1,291 new planes over the next two decades. It forecast the Indian air travel market to grow 11% each year through 2025.
Airbus DS announced today that it will be presenting Keelback Net, a sensor for combating Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), at the GISEC 2015 information security exhibition at Dubai from 26 to 28 April 2015. It continuously monitors traffic flow therefore ensures early detection and investigation of suspect behaviour on company networks, and in particular “weak signals”, which are stealthy and therefore impossible to spot through classical detection means
Airbus Helicopters and its partner Heli Invest Services announced today that the Polish Ministry of Defense has pre-selected H225M Caracal Helicopters. We are fully committed to providing Poland with the best product and support for this long-term strategic program
Airbus announced Monday that it has delivered an advanced, multi-mission H145 helicopter to New Zealand marking its first delivery in the region. The H145 was certified last year as the latest member of Airbus Helicopters 4-tonne-class, twin-engine product range
Indias US$ 1.4 billion (INR 9,000 crore) project to acquire six Airbus-330 mid-air refueling aircraft or tankers has been put on hold after the government referred the deal to the defense ministrys vigilance department for clearance
The Indian MoD today cleared the purchase of two Airbus A330 aircraft for mounting an indigenously developed radar system. Costing INR 5,100 crore (US $ 840 million), the airborne warning and control system (AWACS) system will add to Indias early warning assets which consist of two IL-76 aircraft mounted with an Israeli Phacon radar
Offset policy, delay in procurement process and over-regulated Defense procurement policy (DPP) and many other issues have hindered make in India program. Talking during a panel discussion on 'Make in India' energizing A&D manufacturing sector as part of the Aerospace and Defense Summit (ADMS-2015) in Bangalore on Saturday, Rajeev Sikka, CEO Sika Interplant systems said, “Make in India initiative requires a lot of unlearning as we have always had a non-regulatory environment in the defense sector so far
A high-powered ministry of defence (MoD) panel has recommended to remove low credit-rated and debt-ridden companies from the major defence projects under 'Make in India'. Even though the companies are shortlisted and are in the prominent position now, this recommendation can disqualify some of them from the defence manufacturing plans, Economic Times reported today
Airbus Defence and Space has confirmed today that the A400M will take part in the flying display at the Paris Air Show. The aircraft known as MSN6 will be flying from Monday 15th June to Friday 19th June
Airbus Helicopters announced today that it has won a full-service contract for the new H145M rotorcraft from the German Air Force this year. This seven-year co-operative support and services agreement will ensure optimal availability, reliability and readiness for the German Air Forces fleet of 15 H145M helicopters, which are to be used primarily in missions with the countrys Special Forces Command
Airbus Helicopters announced today that it will deliver 15 H145M multi-role twin engine military rotorcraft to German Air Force by year end after the rotorcraft was certified by European EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) for the military type approval. The delivery to Royal Thai Navy, the second H145M customer will begin in 2016
The Indian Defense Acquisition Council during a meeting on Wednesday is likely to discuss BrahMos supersonic cruise missile systems for the Indian Navy, BAEs M777 Ultra-Light Howitzers for the Army and Avro replacement program. The government is likely to pave the way for six new BrahMos supersonic cruise missile systems with 89 missiles for the Indian Navy for an approximate US $421 million (INR 2700 crore)
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