Posted by- Neelam Mathews
march 30, 2012
ITT Exelis and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. have formed a strategic alliance to support Generation (Gen) 3 night vision requirements in India.
Under a memorandum of understanding, Exelis and Tata Advanced Systems will partner to supply manufacturing capabilities in India, maintenance and life-cycle support for Gen 3 night vision products.
To start with, Exelis will provide TASL with the latest Gen 3 night vision image intensifier tubes, kits and other materials required to build night vision devices in India, to expedite the delivery of the systems to customers in India. This will be followed by manufacture of high precision components and sub-assemblies of the devices by Tata Advanced Systems.
“This is an important alliance for Exelis and Tata Advanced Systems. It allows us to increase our international footprint and provides our allies with the superior products they need to be successful during night missions,” said Nick Bobay, vice president and general manager of the night vision business area at ITT Exelis.
“Tata Advanced Systems has set up world class production facilities in collaboration with some of the largest global technology companies to build capability in India, and we aim to replicate the same with Exelis to provide cutting edge night vision solutions to our Defense, Paramilitary and Police forces in the coming years,” said Vijay Malik, General Manager (Defense and Security) at TASL in a statement.