Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) has signed a strategic teaming agreement for industrial cooperation for UAV systems with India’s Dynamatic Technologies Ltd (DTL) and Elcom Systems Private Limited.
The statement released by IAI states that the cooperation is to jointly address the needs of the Indian UAV market. A teaming agreement regarding the production, assembly and support of UAVs in India was also signed during the visit of India’s Prime Minister Modi to Israel.
The cooperation agreement supports the existing infrastructure in India for current MRO (Maintenance Repair and Overhaul) programs, while advancing the Indian government’s “Make in India” initiative as well. The cooperation between the three companies will provide the best solution for the Indian armed forces, based on the transfer of state of the art UAV technology and production capabilities from IAI to DTL and Elcom, in order to enable indigenous capability for UAV systems.
This agreement builds on the close long term relationship between IAI and the Indian government. For 25 years, IAI has been working hand-in-hand with the Indian Government and its military services to supply them with its state-of-the-art UAV systems and technologies to their utmost satisfaction. IAI has been able to build a robust customer support infrastructure over the years, through the support of many high-end local Indian partners.
The new strategic collaboration with DTL and Elcom builds on this capability. The combination of DTL’s superior aerospace production technologies and experience with UAVs in India, Elcom’s technology platforms in the fields of electronics and communications, and IAI’s world class UAV technologies and experience will undoubtedly ensure that the Indian customer receives state of the art, high quality UAV systems and services.