Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Defense-related News in Brief

Neelam Mathews
Nov 28, 2012

Northrop Grumman Corporation is to supply advanced shipboard navigation systems for 20 fast patrol vessels for the Indian Coast Guard. The fast patrol vessels will be built at Cochi Shipyard Under the contract, awarded through the company's Indian reseller Marine Electricals Ltd., Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit will provide a navigation package including VisionMaster Total Watch multifunction displays, electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS), autopilot, magnetic compass and the new NAVIGAT 3000 fibre optic gyrocompass. The contract also includes spares, factory testing and engineering support services. The first shipset delivery is expected in late 2012. Deliveries will continue into 2015.  

Saab has appointed Niklas Nieminen as Managing Director of Saab India Technologies Pvt Ltd from November 1. Niklas will be working losely with Lars-Olof Lindgren, designate Head of Market Area, India.

Abu Dhabi Systems Integration (ADSI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SELEX Sistemi Integrati for software, engineering and system integration activities in the GCC. The MOU identifies ten projects for a total value of 25 Million Euros, where SELEX will involve ADSI. The projects span Air Traffic Control to Air Defense and Vessel Traffic Control.

QuEST Global has entered into a strategic tie up for a JV with defence and aerospace major Saab to establish an Aerostructure Assembly unit in QuEST's SEZ in Belgaum. 
This is aimed at meeting the requirements for the commercial aerospace industry.

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