Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering collaboration in establishing a new centre for the provision in India of product life cycle support for air defence systems, the companies announced at DefExpo 2020 in Lucknow.

The new centre will provide the required technical and maintenance support to the Indian armed forces and willleverage synergies between the companies, which have already been proven in earlier collaboration.

BEL provides comprehensive product life cycle support solutions for the products and systems delivered by BEL to […] defence customers. The collaboration with IAI and establishment of a new centre to offer repair and maintenance services will enhance BEL’s service offerings and help to provide an immediate and optimised maintenance solution for […] air defence systems,” commented Smt. Anandi Ramalingam, Director (Marketing) at BEL.

The MoU is another step in our growing collaboration with BEL. This partnership will enhance IAI’s capability to provide immediate, optimised maintenance solutions to the users of our advanced air defence systems, together with our Indian partners and customers. IAI regards the collaboration with BEL as a strategic stepping-up of our relationship in India, which we hope to expand further in the near future,” added IAI's Executive VP and General Manager of the Systems, Missiles and Space Group, Boaz Levi.

Signature of the MoU at Lucknow. (Photo via IAI)

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