Reliance Defence signed a strategic partnership agreement with Ukraine’s state-owned firm Ukroboronprom to collaborate on a range of military products including transport aircraft, upgrade of armoured vehicles, maritime gas turbines and unmanned aerial vehicles.
The agreement was signed during a meeting between Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani and Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine last week, PTI reported.
"As a follow up of the meeting, a Strategic Partnership Agreement was signed between State Owned Ukroboronprom of Ukraine and Reliance Defence, which will allow it to collaborate with Antonov for its range of military and commercial transport aircraft," a statement by Reliance said.
Under the agreement with Antonov, both companies will jointly bid for the medium military transport aircraft programme of the HAL, it said.
In addition to this, they will collaborate for assembly, manufacture and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of Antonov series of aircraft to address the requirements of the Indian market and also the agreed global markets.
It is understood that HAL is looking at a market size of up to 300 aircraft in the medium range.
This will be potentially the largest collaborative effort involving the public sector, private sector and global OEM as part of the Make in India and Skill India initiatives of the government with value of programmes exceeding INR 50,000 crore.
Cooperation between Reliance Defence and Spetstechno Exports will focus on upgrade programmes for the BMP 2 and armored vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles and marine gas turbines for the Indian Navy's frigate programme in India.
The Indian government has already issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the upgradation of 1,500 BMP 2.
Reliance Defence announced Thursday that it has entered into joint venture with Ukraine's Antonov for making smaller aircraft, which can be used by military and civilian customers. "Reliance Defence Ltd along with Ukraine based State Corporation Antonov have agreed to cooperate on dual version transport aircraft for Military, Para military and Commercial use in India," the Anil Ambani-led group said in a statement
Indian Reliance and Israeli Rafael have agreed to set up a joint venture company in India to manufacture air-to-air missiles, aerostats and air defense systems. The strategic partnership with Rafael Advance Defence Systems of Israel, will mark the entry of Reliance Defence in the complex field of air-to-air and air defence systems manufacturing in India, the company said in a press statement
Indias Reliance Defense has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andra Pradesh Government to set up a facility to build nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers. The facility is said to be co-located with the Indian Navys base and BARCs nuclear facility at Rambilli, approximately 70 Km south of Visakhapatnam
Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) has put the new Spectator-M unmanned aircraft system to service. Flights are carried out within the reserved airspace with help of BPAC-MP-1, unmanned aviation complexes, SBGS official website said
Ukraines state-run UkrOboronProm may obtain permission to participate in tenders for the supply of goods and services in the interests of Alliance member countries and partners within the framework of the Random Brokerage Services (RBS) program. Recently the NATO Support and Procurement Agency offered to add Ukrainian defense industry enterprises to the list of defense products manufacturers, the company said in a statement Monday
Ukroboronprom, Ukraines state-owned defense firm has transferred over 50 BTR-3 Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) to Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard in 2016. During 2016 the plant repaired about 140 armored vehicles and other heavy equipment
Indias Reliance Infrastructure company will soon sign a contract to build fast patrol vessels for the Indian Coast Guard, its chairman, Anil Ambani disclosed at the companys annual general meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday. "The company's focus areas would be defence and metro systems," Ambani said
Ukroboronproms subsidiary SpetsTehnoEksport and Indian Reliance Defence have signed a memorandum on joint participation in BMP-2 modernization for the Indian Army. Cooperation primarily relates to the manufacture and supply of components and systems for improving BMP mobility, modernization of sighting and fire control systems
Indias Reliance Defense as received 16 new industrial licences for the manufacture of defense equipment that include armored vehicles, electronic warfare systems, missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. The equipment will be manufactured at Pithampur SEZ in Madhya Pradesh and MIHAN SEZ near Nagpur
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