India is in discussion with Russia on manufacturing ammunition for Russian-made Smerch multiple rocket launchers in the country.
"Talks are continuing, the Indian side is considering an appropriate form of cooperation, whether it will be a joint venture or co-production. It is still in the negotiating state," Techmash Group Deputy CEO Dmitry Rytenkov was quoted as saying at the international Russia Arms Expo RAE-2015 by Ria Novosti Wednesday.
India has many Smerch rocket launchers in service. Rosoboronexport in August 2012 signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Indian Defense Ministry to build Smerch ammo production and maintenance facilities on the Indian Territory.
The two countries have been cooperating on several military production projects, including a fifth-generation fighter jet.
Russia is unwilling to provide technology transfer of the Smerch multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to India, Tribune News reported. The finance ministry has refused to import the same rockets
Rosoboronexport and Indian Ministry of Defence agreed to start up a joint venture in India for manufacturing production and post sale servicing of rocket projectiles. "Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) signed an MoU for a joint venture with Russian Rosoboronexport and Splav 'SPA' to manufacture five versions of Smerch rockets based on the transfer of technology from Russia," the Rosoboronexport company said
India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Russia’s Rosoboronexport and M/s Splav “SPA” to form a Joint Venture to manufacture five versions of Smerch Rockets based on the technology received from Moscow. Over the last six years, two contingents of the Smerch rockets have been inducted into service by the army
The Vilkha multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), a clone of the Smerch MLRS from the Soviet era has been accepted into the Ukrainian army and its industrial production will start soon. The new system was developed by Luch, the state design bureau in Kyiv
China has joined a Russian project to develop a multiple barrel rocket system capable of launching a reconnaissance drone. Russias Tecmash Research and Production Group has started experimental design work jointly with China to develop a reconnaissance drone launched inside a projectile of the Smerch multiple launch rocket system, Tecmash Deputy CEO Alexander Kochkin said at the ArmHiTec-2018 exhibition on Friday,
The Ministry Of Defense (MoD) should mention "pragmatic requirements" as part of its request for proposals (RFPs) to industries so they can provide quick and easily deliverable solutions, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said at a seminar on 'Outsourcing and Vendor Development by DPSU's and OF's:" in Delhi today. The seminar was organized by FICCI jointly with the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, Government of India
The Indian government has approved purchase of 10 missile-armed Heron TP drones from Israel for $400 million. The government made the decision last week to enhance cross-border military strike capability, The Economic Times daily reported Friday
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