Kalyani Group inks alliance with Saab

Our Bureau Pune | Updated on February 13, 2014 Published on February 13, 2014

The Kalyani Group has entered into a strategic alliance with defence and security company Saab to address key Indian Army air defence projects, including the VSHORAD and SRSAM requirements. An agreement to this effect was signed by Håkan Buskhe, CEO and President, Saab and Baba Kalyani, Chairman, Kalyani Group.

“This is an important step in our journey to address the indigenisation efforts of the Indian defence sector. The partnership will leverage our strong innovation-based manufacturing capability, coupled with Saab’s technical expertise and leadership in air defence systems, to deliver world leading solutions to the Indian Army’s air defence programmes,” Baba Kalyani said.

Bushke said that Saab had made a long-term commitment to India and was keen to support India’s efforts to create an indigenous Defence industry, adding that, “The two parties will serve India’s air defence missile system requirements through indigenous production and transfer of technology.”

The agreement will initially focus on the VSHORAD and SRSAM programmes for India. Saab is offering a system based on the RBS 70 NG missile system for VSHORAD, delivering a highly accurate, man-portable system with 24/7 all-target capability thatis immune to countermeasures. For SRSAM Saab is offering a combination of its Giraffe AMB 3-D radar and the BAMSE advanced ground based air defence missile system, a statement said.

Published on February 13, 2014
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