HAL signs MoU with Israel Aerospace Industries to Manufacture and Sell UAVs in India
Biznextindia : Government of India owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Israel Aerospace Industries Limited (IAI) and Dynamatic Technologies Limited (DTL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for marketing, manufacturing and selling of IAI’s Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAVs) to Indian Defence Forces, Paramilitary Forces and Central Armed Police Forces.
The MoU has been signed during the DefExpo 2020 at Lucknow.
The MoU was signed between Mr. Sanjiv Shukla, ED (Corporate Planning), HAL, Mr. Eli Alfassi, Executive Vice President, Marketing forlAl and Mr. Arvind Mishra, Executive Director & Global COO Hydraulics and Homeland Security for DTL, in the presence of Mr. R Madhavan, CMD(HAL), senior executives of HAL, IA1 and DTL.
Presently, UAVs are playing significant role in wars and other tactical missions such as Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). In the coming years Indian Defence Forces are likely to induct a large number of UAVs to meet such requirements. HAL has the best capability and infrastructure available in India to manufacture world class and battle proven UAVs of lAl. 1AI as design authority, HAL as Principal Contractor and DTL as Principle Sub-Contractor will complement each other to provide best in class ‘Make-in-India’ UAVs to Indian Defence Forces.
HAL as a long-time partner of IA1 is involved in the depot level maintenance of all the MALE and Short Range class of UAVs supplied by IA1 to the Indian Defence Forces since 2004. This partnership would be the first in country to manufacture IA1 designed UAVs in India like Short Range Tactical class having long endurance. This collaboration will enhance technology sharing and business partnership between India and Israel.