A Joint Venture to take note of, incorporating leading-edge technology
An array of models of missiles by MBDA are on display at DefExpo 2018. The L&T and MBDA joint venture came into existence in 2017, making its first debut at DefExpo.
MBDA missile systems are not new to India as it has been working together with the Indian Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU), Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) for over 50 years producing MILAN ATGM missiles. MBDA’s Indian partner, L&T is amongst the most respected Indian private companies, known for its professionalism and delivery.
Also on display, is EXOCET mm 40 Block 3 missile known to have an extended range of over 200 kilometres. It has an enhanced Navigation system and is one of the latest from the EXOCET family of missiles. The Naval Cruise Missile, SCALP, also on display, has a demonstrated capability to be launched both from ship and submarines.
Within an array of hugely successful missile systems for the naval, ground or the air forces, MBDA is a name to reckon with. For those in the business of warfighting MILAN, SCALP, EXOCET, MICA and METEOR are venerable names. Most of them have proven their mettle in the conflicts and have enviable delivery and performance credentials. The joint venture is already in the reckoning for a number of RFI issued by the Indian military.
With a family of products that suit the needs of all types of forces and incorporating leading-edge technology the L&T and MBDA joint venture is bound to go places and is one to take note of.
Gp Capt. (Ret.) Sundeep Mehta