European manufacturer signs up to make missiles in India with BDL

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Leading European missile manufacturer MBDA has announced an agreement to assemble and integrate cutting edge missile systems in India with the state owned Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), with officials saying that new facilities that will be set up can also be geared for exports to other nations.

MBDA, which also makes the entire weapons package for the Rafale fighter jet, has said that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on September 12 in London with Commodore Siddharth Mishra, the Chairman and Managing Director of BDL.

The European manufacturer already makes its Milan 2T anti tank missiles with BDL and also has a joint venture with private sector player Larsen and Toubro to develop and manufacture future anti tank weapons for the armed forces.

The company has announced that the new pact with BDL is for the final assembly, integration and test of its Mistral and ASRAAM missiles in India. Read More

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