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Thales and Bharat Dynamics sign MoU

Posted 14 February 2017 · Add Comment

At Aero India 2017, Thales and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a Government of India enterprise, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to assess possible transfer of STARStreak missile technological capability to India with the support of the UK Government.

Above: The MoU was signed in the presence of UK Government representatives on the UK Government stand.

Through this MoU, Thales and BDL seek to jointly offer a 'Make in India' solution to help service growing international demand for this product.

The STARStreak missile is in service in the UK army and has been procured by the defence forces of a number of countries worldwide. The fastest missile in its category, STARStreak is unique due to its three laser-guided darts, which cannot be jammed by any known counter measure. It has the capability to defeat any air target – even armoured helicopters – as the last line of defence.

Thales is investing in the transfer of technology to India for the STARStreak missile. In the spirit of cooperation between the two countries, including under the Indo-UK Defence Equipment Cooperation MoU, this initiative has the full support of UK government. The association will play a strategic role not only in supporting the “Make in India” vision of the Indian government but also in giving a boost to the excellent bilateral relations between India and the UK.

Alex Cresswell, Executive Vice President for Land & Air Systems activities at Thales, said: “We are proud to join hands with Bharat Dynamics Ltd for the strategic transfer of technology of our flagship STARStreak missile from the UK. Also, we are thankful to the government of the UK for their strong support to this initiative. Sharing technology has been one of the key ingredients of Thales’ strategy for India. We would continue to work in this direction and realise our objective to make in India and export from India through such endeavours.

Mr. V Udaya Bhaskar, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Dynamics Limited, “BDL is very much pleased to partner with Thales for obtaining transfer of technology for STARStreak Missiles. BDL is strongly looking forward to business opportunities outside India to supply the latest defence equipment.”


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