Lockheed Martin signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with three Indian start-ups — Terero Mobility, Sastra Robotics, and NoPo Nanotechnologies on Friday.
The US firm will work with Terero Mobility to work on the design, development, test and qualification of a cargo ground buildup system (CGBS), which will handle cargo delivered by air force transport aircraft at remote locations without ground handling facilities, Business Standard reported Friday.
The US company says it will provide “system engineering support and mentoring to Terero Mobility to enable them to develop and deliver a vehicle that is capable of transport by C-130 and similar platforms."
Meanwhile, the US-based says NoPo Nanotechnologies will work on qualifying Carbon nanotubes to provide electromagnetic interference and lightning protection. If it is successful, the Indian firm will become a supplier to Lockheed Martin and its Tier-1 vendors.
Sastra Robotics will work on robots for avionics testing of systems such as the avionics display of tactical fighter platforms, including the F-21 fighter that Lockheed Martin hopes to supply the Indian Air Force (IAF). Successful qualification would enable Sastra Robotics to be a supplier to Lockheed Martin and its Tier-1 vendors.
Israel Aerospace Industries has a $50 million to provide the Indian Navy and MDL Shipyard with complementary Naval MRSAM (Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile) systems worth $50 million. Under the contract, IAI will provide a range of maintenance and other services for various sub-systems of IAIs advanced MSRAM air defence system (ADS)
Pakistan has reopened its airspace to civil aviation with immediate effect the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan announced in a statement Tuesday. “With immediate effect Pakistan airspace is open for all type of civil traffic on published ATS (Air Traffic Service) routes,” according to a notice to airmen (NOTAMS) published on the authoritys website
The Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has issued a tender worth $291 million (INR 2000 crore) for the procurement of 100 heavyweight torpedoes for the Indian Navys Scorpene-class (Kalvari-class) diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs). “The tender is for around 100 torpedoes and will cater to the immediate requirement of the Navy,” a top ministry official was quoted as saying by the local media
India and the US may finalise two defence agreements- the Industrial Security Annexure (ISA) and the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) in Wahsington today to pave the way for transfer of critical military technology to India. Indian Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra is leading a delegation to participate in bilateral Defence Planning Group (DPG) dialogue in Washington to commence on Friday
Lockheed Martin has won a $15.7 million modification contract for AEGIS Weapons System design requirements in support of Americas new Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X))
The reason behind the delay in the upgrade of India's fleet of An-32 aircraft is the strained relationship between Russia and Ukraine, the two countries that supply components of the aircraft. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) recently admitted in the Parliament that one of the reasons for slow upgrade of An-32 fleet has been the procurement of spares which was hampered because of strained relations between Russia and Ukraine, IANS reported Saturday
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