DefExpo 2022: Spherea of France Partners with Crown Group Defence to Establish Electronic Repair Centre

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Gandhinagar. A leading French electronic system manufacturing and testing group, Spherea has signed an MoU today with Crown Group Defence, India’s Defence MRO major to initiate Joint Project to establish Electronic Repair Center and for joint development and deployment of maintenance test solutions for the Indian Defence sector at DefExpo 2022 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

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Under the agreement, both Spherea & Crown Group Defence are jointly partnering to establish an Electronic Repair Centre and offer life extension solutions for electronics systems which will contribute to “Make in India” for the mutual benefit of the Indian and French industries.

Spherea & Crown Group Defence would partner towards After Sales Support and Services, Make in India under Technology Transfer from Spherea and collaboration for the joint development and deployment of Maintenance Test Solutions in India.

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The Electronic Repair Center to be established in Goa would encompass maintenance engineering services, including repair and life extension solutions of electronics devices.  The repair centre is intended to be inaugurated in 2023.

“We are delighted to have the leading French testing solutions company, Spherea, as our partners. We look forward to building the partnership with Spherea, and utilize our respective technical expertise and capabilities, towards enhancing operational availability of aircraft fleets and contribute to the security of the nation” said Rear Adm Devender Sudan (Retd), Head of Aerospace division, Crown Group Defence

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As partners, the two Groups count on this success to enable the future development of skills in the maintenance of electronics devices in India, for the benefit of the major industrial players, a way to bring their own contribution for taking care of the people and the future.

Talking about the tie-up, Ms Florence Pabon, Vice President Sales, Spherea Group said, “India and France have a long history of defence co-operation and this partnership will add another milestone to this glorious relationship. Crown Group Defence has been a leading contributor to the Indian defence sector, and we believe that this partnership will allow us to use our technical expertise in testing of electronics to benefit the Indian Defence projects under the ‘Make in India’ & ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ initiatives”

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Spherea Test & Services is also well known for its expertise in testing and life extension solutions working for global players in Aeronautics and Defense. Spherea is engaged in the business of design, manufacturing and support of Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), test programs, test systems and associated services intended for the Development, Integration, Production and Maintenance of Electronic Systems.

The Crown Group with over 40 years of expertise in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) activities is driving indigenous capability development in the Defence Sector, by partnering with major OEMs, in keeping with the Government of India’s policy of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan”. 

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The companies jointly shall provide electronics testing support for western fleet of aircrafts.

The global strategic situation enhances the importance of partnership between French and Indian defence expertise towards sustainability of fleets, particularly in the field of aerospace.  

“We are joining hands with Crown Group Defence with an aim to demonstrate the commitment of both Spherea & Crown Group Defence towards the Government of India’s vision of achieving self-reliance, particularly in defence technologies,” said Mr Christian Dabasse, President and CEO, Spherea Group, France.

“Partnering with a major French testing solution company like Spherea will bring will bring its technical and industrial expertise and help strengthen Crown Group’s capabilities as we continue to expand our services portfolio and make strategic tie-ups that accelerate our growth plans,” said Vice Adm Paras Nath (Retd) AVSM, VSM, Group President, Crown Group Defence.