Saab and India’s Adani Group today announced a collaboration plan for the design, development and production of Gripen fighter jet for India and also the creation of joint ventures in India in line with and in support of the Make In India policy.
The intended collaboration would include Gripen for India. Gripen would be offered to the Indian Government as the best solution for India’s single-engine fighter aircraft programme, A Saab release said.
The collaboration would also include projects, programs and technologies of national importance to India. The parties plan to develop the relationship into a structure of joint ventures in India for execution of the programs, including the single engine fighter program, in order to support the Make in India policy and exhibit the parties’ long term commitment to be jointly successful.
Saab, in partnership with Adani Group, will discuss possibilities to offer solutions to bring required design and manufacturing capabilities in defence and aerospace to India.
Saab and Adani will explore how to cooperate to develop a wider aerospace and defence ecosystem in India. A critical part of a joint roadmap would be to encourage the development of small and medium sized enterprises along with a robust national supply chain.
“We are committed to the India-Sweden relationship and in bringing the latest technology and skills to India,” says Håkan Buskhe, President and CEO of Saab AB.
The Adani group follows Reliance which has teamed with Dassault of France to execute the Rafale fighter jet deal for India.
The Saab-Adani partnership is pitted against Lockheed Martin-Tata grouping which is pitching the F-16 fighter for the Indian Air Force’s single engine fighter jet procurement plan to replace the MiG-21 fleet.
The Indian Navy conducted trials of French Rafale, Swedish Saab Sea Gripen, Russian MiG-29K and American F-18 for its $11B (INR 75,000 crore) fighter jet procurement deal for its aircraft carriers. The Indian Navy recently invited foreign vendors to carry out trials to see if the planes could operate off the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, reported
Indian air force is planning to hold 'limited trials' of the US fighter jet F-16 and Swedish Gripen as part of its selection process to identify a foreign partner to build 120 combat planes in India under a $20 billion deal. Both the fighter jets have undergone extensive trials seven years ago while Indian air force was evaluating them to buy 126 medium multirole combat aircraft (M-MRCA),
Saab has offered its conceptual aircraft Gripen [M] (Maritime) for the Indian Navys Request For Information (RFI) for the procurement of 57 fighters worth about US $12 billion. "There is an RFI from India for a carrier aircraft, and we are responding with the Gripen [M]
Saab has offered to design, develop, manufacture and maintain Gripen NG multi-role fighter aircraft in India through transfer of technology. Saab has also set out a plan within Indias Make in India initiative, which will include transfer of technology; setting up of an aerospace eco-system in India, including a manufacturing facility; creation of a local supplier base; employment of a well-trained Indian workforce in engineering and manufacturing, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Swedish Saab and Indian Adani group joint venture is eyeing to produce a portfolio of products that include unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters apart from supplying fighter jets to the Indian armed forces. Asish Rajvanshi, head of the Adani Groups Defence and Aerospace division, said the joint venture was focusing on developing “foundational capabilities” to produce a wide-range of products in the aerospace sector for the domestic as well as export markets, PTI reports stated Sunday
Saab's next-generation fighter, the Gripen E, successfully flew supersonic for the first time over the Baltic Sea on 18th October, the company announced in a press release last week. The Gripen E smart fighter flew at speeds greater than the speed of sound, at over Mach 1, as part of the ongoing flight trials programme
India will likely issue a Request for Information (RFI) next month to global manufacturers of single-engine fighter aircraft to procure over 100 jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF). While a small number would be imported from abroad, the bulk is expected to be manufactured in India under the ‘Make-in-India program
Saab will present the vehicle-based MSHORAD (Mobile Short-Range Air Defence) solution that comprises the Giraffe 1X radar, Command and Control (C2) and RBS 70 NG Remote Weapon Station (RWS) at an Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibtion. The 3D short range Giraffe 1X provides 360º surveillance coverage at a range of 75 km, generating data to a C2 communication system for swift analysis and action coordination
Saab Defense Group will be displaying its business unit Barracuda's Mobile Camouflage System that is designed to be applied to vehicles in several varieties to provide infrared, thermal and radar masking protection against enemy sensors. The system will be displayed at the Defense and Security Equipment International 2017 trade show, the company announced Wednesday
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