Defexpo 2020 - Bharat Forge

Defexpo 2020 - Bharat Forge

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 20:15
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Bharat Forge signs MoU with Dastan


Bharat Forge Ltd., the world’s leading technology solutions provider signed a Memorandum of Understanding with DASTAN Corp., Kyrgyzstan, engaged in development of Torpedoes with advanced homing heads for   Shipborne & Submarine platforms, used by Indian Navy. Both firms are coming together for joint upgradation of CET-65E Torpedoes and to participate in jointly identified and mutually agreeable opportunities and programs related to the underwater weapon systems/Product in India and other territories.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Baba Kalyani, Chairman, Kalyani Group said, “We are very excited to enter the marine business segment. This collaboration brings together the manufacturing and technology excellence of two leading companies. We are looking forward to spread our foot print in this segment while working under the policy of ‘Make in India’”.


Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Talaybek Temiraliev, President, DASTAN Corp. said,
“In September 2019, DASTAN Corp., and Bharat Forge Ltd. decided to collaborate  for joint naval trials of new homing systems for CET65 and TEST71 torpedoes that are presently in use by the Indian Navy. The Stage-I of this project has been successfully completed at DASTAN Corp. and in February to March 2020 we plan to proceed to the Stage-II that is to carry out environmental naval field tests in the Indian Ocean. We are hoping that successful results of these trials will enable us to carry out upgradation of all CET65 and TEST71 articles in operation with Indian Navy.”

Kalyani Group and Arsenal JSCo form a Strategic Alliance

Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd. (KSSL), The Defense Arm of Kalyani Group and Arsenal Joint Stock Company, Bulgaria signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a strategic alliance in India for manufacturing small arms and ammunition.

KSSL and Arsenal will be aggressively developing a manufacturing capability in India for the “AR” 7.62 x 39mm Assault Rifle and “MG” 7.62 x 51mm Machine Gun series. The Strategic Alliance is also actively participating in the projects for meeting the Army’s requirement of certain types of ammunition over a ten-year program. Arsenal small arms have been in active operations in India for decades and have a proven record of performance.


Rajinder Singh Bhatia, Chairman KSSL said “We are very excited to enter the Small Arms segment. This Strategic Alliance will combine Arsenal’s Proven technology, knowledge and experience as an OEM with world class design, development and manufacturing capabilities of the Kalyani Group. The Strategic Alliance will provide indigenously manufactured, desired high performance and economic solutions for the Armed Forces, thereby furthering the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government”.

 Hristo Ibouchev Executive Director, Arsenal 2000 JSCo said “Arsenal is proud to be the first Defence OEM in Bulgaria to become an active participant in the Make in India program with Kalyani Group as its partner for Assault Rifle, Machine Gun and Ammunition for Ministry of Defence, India.”

Bharat Forge Signs a MoU With General Atomics

Bharat Forge Ltd (BFL)., the world’s leading technology solutions provider and forging company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with General Atomics, US, a global leader in the research, design, and manufacture of a diverse portfolio of electromagnetic and advanced power and energy technologies.  Under the terms of the MOU, BFL and General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) will investigate opportunities to develop and integrate power generation, storage, control and distribution technologies related to surface and undersea naval platforms, and advanced projectiles for weapon system platforms to address Indian defence requirements. 


Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Baba Kalyani, Chairman and Managing Director BFL  said, “We have been relentlessly working towards bringing niche technologies in the country with the aim of making India self-reliant in defence vertical. This partnership with General Atomics is a firm step in the direction to develop new technologies in-house to produce benchmark products for naval systems, reduce expenditure due to dependency on imports and setting up a strong defence technology and manufacturing vertical within India.”

“We look forward to working with Bharat Forge to develop strategies for bringing advanced power, energy, and weapon system capabilities to India in support of Indian defence initiatives,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “We are committed to working with companies like Bharat Forge, whose reputation for excellence and dedication to quality is synergistic with ours, as we continue to deliver technology innovations and cutting-edge systems for undersea and surface platforms.” 

About General Atomics

General Atomics pioneers state-of-the-art technologies and innovations across the full spectrum of science and technology. General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) is a leader in the research, design, and manufacture of first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system are currently transforming how naval aircraft launch and land aboard US Ford-class carriers. In addition to EMALS and AAG, GA-EMS offers a portfolio of multi-mission systems, components, and integrated solutions for satellites, space systems, missile defense, power and energy, and processing and monitoring applications worldwide.