IAI and BEL to Establish New Service and Maintenance Centre for Air Defence Systems in India

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Lucknow. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration on establishing a new Service and Maintenance Centre for providing product life cycle support, including repair and maintenance services, for Air Defence Systems in India. The new centre will provide the required technical and maintenance support to the Tri Services, the end users of the Air Defence Systems.

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Mrs Anandi Ramalingam, Director (Marketing), BEL, said: “BEL provides comprehensive product life-cycle support solutions to its Defence customers. The collaboration with IAI and the establishment of a new centre for repair and maintenance services will enhance BEL’s service and help provide an immediate and optimised maintenance solution for Air Defence Systems.”

Mr Boaz Levi, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Systems, Missiles & Space Group, IAI, said: “The MoU is another step in our growing collaboration with BEL. This partnership will enhance IAI’s capability to provide an immediate and optimised maintenance solution to the users of our advanced air defence systems, together with our Indian partners and customers. IAI regards the collaboration with BEL as a strategic stepping up of our relationship in India, which we hope to expand further in the near future.”

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