TheGroup has submitted the W light transport plane to the n AIr Force, as part of its teaming agreement with Tata Advanced Systems. The group also proposes different helicopters to be manufactured by Mahindra Defence. At Defexpo highlights three helicopter models competing to win different n programs – M , MBe Panther and EC725 (marketed here as the ).
“We use Defexpo to present our plans to produce defense platforms in India and basically ‘build an industrial eco-system’ supporting it in collaboration with local partners. This would involve creation of thousands of local jobs, skilling people, technology absorption, etc.” said Pierre de Bausset, President & Managing Director, Airbus Group India.
The selection process for theAirbus is proposing Panther helicopter for the Indian Navy’s Naval Utility W medium transport aircraft is ongoing. The aircraft is proven around the world as a tough, reliable and high-performance workhorse with outstanding lifecycle costs and excellent performance on short or unpaved runways. To date, 144 C295s have been delivered out of 165 on order and it is in service in 20 countries. (NUH) program calling for the deployment of around 100 all-weather capable helicopters on board ships and offshore, on maritime surveillance missions, search and rescue, casualty evacuation, vertical replenishment, offshore patrolling and counter-terrorism.
TheM is foreseen for the Indian Army’s and Air Force’s Reconnaissance and Surveillance Helicopter (RSH) need of around 400 units. The is under selection process for the Indian Coast Guard’s 14 shore-based helicopter tender. It will also answer the future requirement of the Indian Navy 120+ Naval Multi-Role helicopters under the (NMRH) program.