Tuesday, February 11, 2014

L&T and Ukraine's SFTE Spectechnoexport Tie Up to Pitch Air Defense Missile System to the Indian Army

L&T and Ukrain's Ukroboronprom for developing ADMS


L&T and Ukrain's SFTE Spectechnoexport have signed a contract to develop an Air Defense Missile Systems (ADMS) for use by the Indian Army, Ukrain's State Concern “Ukroboronprom” reported on its website on February 10, 2014.

L&T has been invited by MOD to bid in a tender for supply of 138 ADMS to the Army.

Under L&T's contract, SFTE Spectechnoexport will supply L&T with one launch vehicle manufactured by the State Kyiv Design Bureau “Luch” and one command vehicle  manufactured by the Kharkiv Automobile Plant.

It's likely that L&T is developing the system against the Indian Army's requirement for Quick Reaction Surface-to-air Missiles (QRSAMs). If that is true and the system preforms well during firing trials, L&T is likely to be awarded a contract for the supply of the ADMS being  the only competing Indian vendor.