With its strategy of ‘co-creating for a self-reliant India’, the company will showcase existing relationships with Indian industry. BAE Systems will also demonstrate how its defence capabilities and technology solutions are best suited to strengthen India’s national security by advancing the growth of the country’s indigenous defence manufacturing ecosystem.
Ravi Nirgudkar, BAE Systems’ Managing Director India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka said, “BAE Systems looks forward to participating at DefExpo as India is an important and key strategic market for us. Our presence at the show focuses on reflecting our commitment to India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and to demonstrate our industry-leading, advance defence capabilities – across land, air and sea.”
“As a founding partner of defence manufacturing in India, we also look forward to meeting key stakeholders and industry partners to discuss ways to support India in its modernization journey, alongside bolstering its indigenous defence production capabilities.”
BAE Systems looks forward to participating at DefExpo as India is an important and key strategic market for us. Our presence at the show focuses on reflecting our commitment to India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and to demonstrate our industry-leading, advance defence capabilities – across land, air and sea.
Ravi Nirgudkar, BAE Systems’ Managing Director India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
BAE Systems’ continuous support to India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and its growing partnership with the local defence industries will be demonstrated through the digital representation of the M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer (ULH), which is providing Indian Army with unparalleled tactical and strategic mobility alongside reliable fire support in the most hostile environments.
Under an agreement between the U.S. and Indian governments, the 155mm M777A2 ULH systems are being assembled, integrated, and tested in India by Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd. (MDSL), as part of the Make in India programme. The capability is in service with the Regiment of Artillery and to date, BAE Systems has produced and delivered more than 125 guns to the Indian Army.
Another important digitally represented defence capability will be the APKWS laser-guided rocket, the most cost-effective laser-guided munition in its class that transforms an unguided 2.75-inch (70 millimeter) rocket into a precision-guided rocket, giving rotary- and fixed-wing military aircraft a low-cost surgical strike capability.
Additionally, BAE Systems’ maritime capabilities at DefExpo will be showcased through Bofors 40 Mk4 Naval Gun and Bofors 57Mk3 Naval Gun System, which provides high survivability and tactical freedom at all levels of conflict and are equipped with agile, flexible weapon systems that enable a lightning-quick response. 3P Ammunition and BONUS munition will also be on display.
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