India’s MKU and Thales have signed two MoUs for strategic co-operation in the development and production of optronic devices and F90close quarter battle (CQB) rifle for soldiers.
The optronic devices will be co-developed by Thales and MKU and both the optronic devices and F90 rifles will be manufactured in India at MKU’s facilities in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. These products will be offered to the Indian army and homeland security forces under the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government, the companies said in a joint statement Tuesday.
The strategic co-operation for optronic devices between Thales and MKU is eyeing manufacturing of optronics equipment including weapon sights, night vision goggles, handheld thermal imagers and thermal infrared sensor engine for soldier systems, and other image intensification and thermal imaging systems for soldiers and platforms respectively.
For weapons, the two companies plan to cooperate so that MKU could set-up an assembly and manufacturing plant in India for the carbine version of the F90 assault rifle, combat-proven and already in service with Australian Defence Forces. The F90CQB (Close Quarter Battle) developed with MKU will be meant for Indian conditions and requirements.
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Indian MKU and Russian JSC Shvabe signed MoU to manufacture Electro Optical Devices in India, with production facility to be situated in Kanpur. “As per the MOU Shvabe will train and assist in setting up of EO manufacturing and servicing unit in India with MKU
MKU will be showcasing 6th Generation armour protection technology ‘Modulare Schutz Technik' at Aero India, held from February 18th to 22nd, 2015. ‘ModulareSchutzTechnik uses advanced materials, and specialized manufacturing processes, to reduce the weight and thickness of armour solutions by almost 40%, resulting in operational benefits like increased useful payload and endurance
The Indian Army has issued the request for information (RFI) last week to launch the procurement process for remotely piloted aircraft system capable of detecting and combat foreign military formations and activities at forward bases, especially along the border with China. According to the RFI, the Army is looking such a system that can operate at a height of over 18,000 feet or 5,500 meters, and would require only about 30 minutes and two soldiers for complete assembly in posts located at higher altitudes
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