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Defense Services Asia: Bell and Deftech seek joint venture

16th April 2014 - 04:28 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in Kuala Lumpur


Bell Helicopter has announced its intention to form a strategic alliance with Malaysian defence manufacturer Deftech to seek out industrial joint-venture opportunities in the region.

The companies held a formal signing ceremony of ‘a letter of an expression of intent’ at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition in Kuala Lumpur on 16 April.

Speaking to Shephard, Vern Bennett, vice president of international military business development for Bell, said the companies wanted to look at the possibility of mutually beneficial projects for industrial collaboration in Malaysia.

Despite the somewhat non-committal nature of the agreement, Bennett emphasised that Bell was serious

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Jonathan Tringham


Jonathan Tringham

Jonathan Tringham is a former Shephard staff reporter based in the UK. Jonathan worked in …

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