By Aritra Banerjee
Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a Government of India enterprise, and Thales, the manufacturer of the FZ275 LGR, are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for establishing manufacturing facilities in India for precision-strike 70mm laser-guided rockets.
This agreement will enable BDL to be a part of the FZ275 LGR global supply chain, opening up opportunities to export Indian-manufactured components to existing and future 70mm laser-guided rocket customers.
In addition, BDL will be able to provide a ‘Make in India’ 70mm laser-guided rocket solution for the Indian Government’s existing helicopter fleet of Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) and Light Combat Helicopters (LCH).
The companies believe that BDL’s expertise in guided missiles and allied defence equipment, coupled with Thales’ cutting-edge technology, will bolster India’s defence capabilities.