RFI issued for 111 Naval Utility helicopters and 123 Naval Multi-role helicopters
Under the Strategic Partnership model of the Defence Procurement Procedure, an RFI was issued by the Defence ministry for 111 Naval Utility helicopters and 123 Naval Multi-role helicopters, with anti-submarine warfare capabilities. This will be a global tender for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
Vendors will then be issued Request for Proposals (RFP) that will include detailed technical specifications, required offset obligations, and mandated technology.
The Strategic Partnership policy aims to establish long-term strategic partnerships with qualified Indian industry majors, wherein the Indian industry partners would tie up with global original equipment manufacturers, to seek technology transfer and manufacturing know-how to set up domestic manufacturing infrastructure and supply chains in defence manufacturing.
The last date to respond to the RFI is October 6.