From October 3-5, Naval Group exhibits at SMM INMEX in Mumbai, the international trade show and conference for the Shipping and Maritime Industry in India.
As a world leader in naval defence, and based on long established relationship with Indian defence industry, Naval Group looks forward to expanding the equipment business in India while cementing long-term partnerships with Indian companies in line with Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ policy.
At SMM INMEX, Naval Group showcased equipment offerings including propulsion system, SAMAHE helicopter handling system, gearboxes and heat exchangers for wide range of naval platforms such as submarines and surface ships.
Moreover, Naval Group had a wide range of products and services including platforms, maintenance, naval infrastructure and high-tech naval systems. The Group is keen to involve the indigenous industry through transfer of technology by setting up local partnerships for proposing innovative solutions in line with national security goals.
At SMM INMEX, Naval Group and Naval Group in India also organised ‘Interaction with Indian Naval Industrial Ecosystem’, which was attended by several companies from defence industry. The industry meet resulted in fruitful exchange of information and acted as platform for future partnerships aimed at achieving maximum indigenous content in Naval Group’s future proposals for submarines, torpedoes and others. The occasion was marked by agreement of Naval Group in India, one with Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Limited (KPCL) and another with Vajra Rubbers to co-operate and find indigenous solutions for submarine applications.
Managing director of Naval Group in India, Bernard Buisson noted, “Building upon the acquired knowledge and expertise, more technology transfers in equipment and design, under the ‘Make in India’ and DPP 2016, will be achieved for our future submarine and other naval programmes.”
In India, Naval Group is committed to a close collaboration with the Indian Navy and local shipbuilding industry through the existing projects of P75 Scorpene submarines and P28 anti-submarine corvettes.