Category — Defense/ Security

Magellan Aerospace to Construct Manufacturing Facility in India

The Mississauga, Ontario-based Magellan Aerospace announced plans to construct a manufacturing and assembly plant in India. The 140,000 sq ft building will be constructed on seven acres in the Aerospace Special Economic Zone near the Bangalore International Airport. The company provides complex assemblies for aircraft and engine manufacturers, and defense and space agencies.

Phillip Underwood, president and chief executive officer said, “Magellan’s expanding footprint  in  India,  and increasing  spectrum  of  capabilities, reflects  the  company’s commitment to provide competitive solutions for major commercial customers.”

Magellan Aerospace Logo

The CDN $28 million manufacturing and assembly plant will be constructed in three phases, and Magellan plans to break ground for it in June reports Canadian Business. The unit  will  support  the  production of larger work  packages  for  major structural  assemblies,  fabrications,  and  machined components  for  the  global market, the company announced.

 

February 22, 2017   No Comments

Raytheon Co-produces Missile Components with India’s Tata Group

Raytheon signed an MoU with India’s Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) to co-produce Stinger air defense missile components in India.

“Our agreement with Tata Advanced Systems deepens our industrial partnership in India with a global technology leader and will expand the range of options and capabilities for U.S. and coalition forces to achieve their missions,” said Duane Gooden, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems vice president in a statement.

Stinger Missiles

Stinger Missiles

Last year, India was one of three international customers to order Stinger missiles, and it plans to equip its AH-64 Apache helicopters with them, reports Defense World.Net.

February 22, 2017   No Comments

Thales and India’s Bharat Dynamics to Make STARStreak Missiles

French Aerospace company Thales has signed an MOU with state-owned Bharat Dynamics Ltd.,to assess the opportunity for the transfer of technology of the STARStreak missile capability to India with the support of the U.K. Government. This missile operates at a speed in excess of Mach 3 to defeat fast-moving threats and those with short unmasking times, and is the fastest missile in its category.

STARStreak is integrated with a wide range of radars, IR sensors, and Command-and-Control systems. It can be used in a Man Portable Air Defense System role as a single or multi-launcher configuration and is also available integrated into both light and heavy High Mobility Vehicles, reports Indian Defense Update.

STARStreak Missile by Thales

STARStreak Missile by Thales

Alex Cresswell, executive vice president for Land & Air Systems activities at Thales, said, “Sharing technology has been one of the key ingredients of Thales’ strategy for India. We will continue to work in this direction and realize our objective to make in India and export from India through such endeavors.”

 

 

February 16, 2017   No Comments

Boeing Enhances Defense Engagement with India

Boeing announced the establishment of Boeing Defense India, a local operating entity that will support the company’s future growth objectives in the country in the areas of services and support, sales and marketing, sourcing, manufacturing, and engineering.

Pratyush Kumar, current president, Boeing India, will lead this new initiative which will expand its engagement with India’s Ministry of Defense to deliver advanced capability and readiness to India’s military customers and develop a competitive supplier base that is integrated into Boeing’s global supply chain, reports the Economic Times.

Boeing Airplane
“India is among the fastest growing economies in the world, and Boeing has made accelerated investments to grow the manufacturing, skill development and engineering scale in the country,” said Kumar. “Going forward, our strategy will be to continue leveraging India’s strengths to maximize growth and productivity for Boeing and help create a robust and self-sufficient aerospace ecosystem in the country.”

February 8, 2017   No Comments

14-Year-Old from India Builds Drone to Zap Landmines

The Mirror reports that 14-year-old Harshwardhan Zala from the western state of Gujarat in India has struck a $730,000 deal with the Indian Government for his invention of an anti-landmine drone which can help to detect and defuse hidden bombs in fields.

The drone is equipped with an infrared sensor, an RGB sensor, a thermal meter, a 21 megapixel camera with a mechanical shutter which can take high quality images. It can hover for about 2 feet above the ground and can send waves over a 9 square yards of surface at a time. The waves detect landmines and can send out their exact location to an army base. The drone also carries a tiny explosive weighing 0.1 pounds  that can easily detonate the landmine. The invention is said to be better than anything the army currently uses.

Harshwardhan Zala

 

Zala has set up his own company, Aerobotics, through which he intends to invent more such gadgets in the future. Dr. Narottam Sahu, head of the Gujarat Council on Science and Technology said, “An MoU has been signed with him and in the coming days the Gujarat government will work with him on this project.”

January 19, 2017   No Comments