Thursday, March 22, 2012

BAE Systems gung-ho on India

Neelam Mathews
March 21, 2012

Congressional clearance for foreign military sales for BAE Systems M777 155mm lightweight towed howitzers, may be cleared this year for 145 guns.

Trials for the guns were held in Chandigarh, Sikkim and the desert. The light gun was also transported on a Mi26 helicopter.

Meanwhile, BAE Systems is progressing towards cyber security in India that holds potential, said Dean McCumiskey, Managing Director and Chief Executive, India to Aerospace Diary. 

The focus this year at Defexpo at BAE Systems stall will be the 155mm lightweight towed howitzers and the BvS10. McCumiskey said a proven workhorse in battle situations, the BvS10 armored all-terrain vehicle provides a combination of mobility, payload and protection. “The BvS10 serves a dual purpose. It is not just for military applications, but can be used for humanitarian operations in remote areas.”


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