Airbus Group will showcase scaled models of its military helicopters, surveillance radars and observation systems based on its participation in Make in India programs at the upcoming Defexpo 2016 in Goa later this month.
Scaled models of C295W as well as the military helicopters H125M Fennec, AS565MBe Panther, EC725 (now marketed as the H225M), SPEXER border/ coastal surveillance radar, a land based Electro Optical Targeting System (EOTS), ARGOS II and GOSHAWK II airborne observation systems, MUSS self-protection system against guided ammunition for battlefield vehicles and ALTAS-2QB hostile laser warners will be at display during the exposition, the company said in a statement Wednesay.
“We are at the forefront of the ‘Make in India’ initiative,” said Pierre de Bausset, President & Managing Director, Airbus Group India. “We will use Defexpo to present our plans to produce defence platforms in India and basically build an industrial eco-system supporting it in collaboration with local partners.”
The selection process for the C295W medium transport aircraft is ongoing. To date, 144 C295s have been delivered out of 165 on order and it is in service in 20 countries.
The AS565 MBe Panther is showcased eyeing the requirements of the Indian Navy’s Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH) programme for around 100 units. It is an all-weather, multi-role light helicopter that can be operated from ship decks or offshore to cover an array of naval missions - such as maritime surveillance, search and rescue, casualty evacuation, vertical replenishment, offshore patrolling, counter-terrorism. The H125M Fennec is foreseen for the Indian Army’s and Air Force’s Reconnaissance and Surveillance Helicopter (RSH) need of around 400 units.
The EC725 (now marketed as H225M) is under selection process for the Indian Coast Guard’s 14 shore-based helicopter tender and is also perfectly suited for the Indian Navy’s 120+ Naval Multi-Role Helicopter (NMRH) programme.
Zen Technologies will unveil Unified Combat Training Centre (UCTC) to meet individual and collective training requirements of combat units of the Indian Army at the DefExpo 2016 at Goa later this month. Zen Combat Training Centre (Zen CTC) comprises Virtual, Live and Constructive Simulators which fully addresses individual and collective training needs of combat units and Configuration of equipment for Armed Forces, Central Armed Police Forces, Special Forces and State Police Forces
Embraer will be showcasing its A-29 Super Tucano basic trainer at the forthcoming DefExpo in India next month. “Embraer is already present in India and we will be getting the A 29 Super Tucano for the DefExpo next month,” Brazilian ambassador to India Tovar da Silva Nunes was quoted as saying by Financial Express news daily Wednesday
Brazil has ordered an additional Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft that will eventually take to 15 the number of C295s in service with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). This latest order constitutes the firming of an option included in an earlier contract in 2014
Airbus has awarded CAE a C$200 million contract for a comprehensive C295W aircrew and maintenance training solution to support the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) program. Over the next 11 years including the options to extend an additional 15 years would take the value to more than C$300 million, the company said in a statement Monday
Rosoboronexport will showcase newest Russian-made man-portable air defence missile system (MANPADS) “Verba” at DEFEXPO-2016 land and naval systems exhibition in South Goa India from 28 to 31 March. At present the Verba MANPADS is entering into service with the Russian Army, and its first appearance abroad will take place at the “DEFEXPO India – 2016,” the company said in a statement Tuesday
Noga Einat announces completion of construction, together with Indian company Rahman Group, of a plant in India for the manufacture of military footwear. The companies are expanding their cooperation and increasing their marketing efforts towards the local market, the company said in a statement Monday
Indias Bharat Electronics (BEL) will showcase Electronic Warfare systems, radars, Weapon systems, Akash Missile and other indigenous products and systems designed and developed by it for the Indian Armed forces during the DefExpo India 2016 later this month. The display will include Land and Naval Radars for surveillance, navigation, weapon location and fire control; multi-band tactical radios, ship and airborne tactical data link, IP gateway; a range of communication encryptors supporting different interfaces and speeds; portable Unit Level Switch Board Mk III and SRAX, the company said in a statement Thursday
Airbus is looking at setting up assembly lines to manufacture military transport aircraft and helicopters under the ‘Make in India program. Airbus sourcing of equipment from India is likely to reach $2 billion (INR 13, 395 crore) by 2020
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