Thales and Bharat Dynamics seal production teaming agreement
Thales Air Defence on 13 January signed a teaming agreement with Indian company Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), covering future production of components for the Starstreak high-velocity missile system.
The agreement was reached with the support of the Indian and UK governments.
BDL will use Indian-manufactured components to build missiles for existing and future Starstreak customers, including the UK.
Starstreak has been exported to Indonesia, Thailand, South Africa and Malaysia in various configurations, notes Shephard Defence Insight.
The teaming agreement was signed almost four years after Thales and BDL signed an MoU to explore technology transfer opportunities for Starstreak.
The MoU was signed with the support of the UK government to align with the Indian government's 'Make in India' policy.
As part of our promise to deliver comprehensive coverage to our Defence Insight and Premium News subscribers, our curated defence news content provides the latest industry updates, contract awards and programme milestones.
More from Land Warfare
Russia has introduced an upgraded version of the T-80BVM main battle tank, designed for increased survivability based on combat experiences in Ukraine and aims to restart production of the type after a 20-year gap.
Babcock has signed an MoU with propulsion experts Cosworth to investigate the use of hybrid power systems in military vehicles and will begin with integrating a Catalytic Generator (Cat Gen) into a 70 Series Toyota Land Cruiser.
Russian defence companies are adapting to emerging threats and exploring ways to counter top-attack munitions and first-person-view (FPV) UAVs.
Taiwan's state-owned arsenal unveiled a new assault rifle at the TADTE defence show in Taipei.
Taiwan's military establishment has developed a new 4x4 reconnaissance vehicle design, displayed for the first time at the TADTE defence expo in Taipei last week.