Thales and Kalyani Group have made a new collaboration to manufacture next-generation weapons systems for India and signed an agreement for the joint venture.
In a joint statement, the two companies said: “Kalyani Group and Thales have formalised a new collaboration for the design, development and manufacture of next-generation weapons systems for the defence and law enforcement sectors in India and abroad.”
It further said that the collaboration would leverage Thales’s more than 100 years of experience in the design, development and manufacture of the world’s leading defence systems.
MKK Iyer, vice-president (Defence), Kalyani Group, and Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP and country director India, Thales, signed the agreement.
Rajinder Singh Bhatia, president and CEO (Defence and Aerospace) of the Kalyani Group, said, “We are very excited to enter the military weapon systems segment. This alliance will combine Thales’s advanced technology, knowledge and experience as an OEM with world-class design, development and manufacturing capabilities of the Kalyani Group.”
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