Monday, February 3, 2014

Samtel rocks with many firsts.

Neelam Mathews
Feb 3, 2014

Things may be slow in India, 27 companies may not have been allowed to participate at Defexpo after payments having been taken from them, our passes might soon be a thing of the past, but fortunately Samtel Avionics Ltd. (SA), cooperation agreement with General Dynamics Canada, a global provider of integrated electronic products, systems and in-service support to defence and public security markets, to pursue opportunities and co-produce displays for military and non-military segments, gives the industry some hope. 
This is the first collaboration of its kind for General Dynamics Canada in India and will create opportunities for the company’s battle-proven products in the Indian market. Similarly, this will be Samtel’s first major foray in automobile and ground-vehicle displays, building on its proven capabilities in the Indian aerospace market. Samtel will partner in the production of select General Dynamics Canada products for Indian and international markets, as well as provide opportunities for engineering, design and marketing services for General Dynamics Canada, says a statement. 
More from the Press Release-
General Dynamics’ ground displays provide 360 degree situational awareness for the entire crew of a vehicle.  By combining display and computing into one package, the displays offer significant savings in weight, space and power over conventional architectures, with simplified integration into C4I sub-systems. 
Samtel and General Dynamics Canada are participating in the DEFEXPO 2014 exhibition held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 6-9 Feb 2014.  Samtel’s booth will feature two General Dynamics Canada displays. 
Speaking on this development, Puneet Kaura, executive director, Samtel Avionics said, “We are excited to enter into this collaboration with General Dynamics Canada as it catapults us into a completely new domain. General Dynamics is a world leader in this segment and our joint strengths will multiply our capabilities manifold to bring world-class technology into India, and also expand Samtel’s global footprint.”
We will leverage the strengths of both companies to pursue new opportunities,” says David Ibbetson, vice president, General Dynamics C4 Systems International.  “Samtel has trusted in-country capability and expertise in India, while General Dynamics brings battle-proven systems for land segments.  We look forward to working with Samtel, bringing this leading technology to the Indian Army as well as other international markets”. 

View live demos of the 4010 and 7410 Ground Displays in the Samtel - General Dynamics Canada joint section in the Samtel booth at Stall # 18 GF.29, Hall-18, DEFEXPO 2014, 6-9 Feb 2014, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

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