JVs & MoUs at Aero India

HAL Signs MoU With GE Marine to Explore Expanding Marine Gas Turbine Manufacturing

GE Marine and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the expansion of HAL’s manufacturing capabilities to include assembly, inspection, and testing (AIT) of the LM500 marine gas turbine.

Since 1986, HAL’s IMGT Division has been providing AIT of GE’s LM2500 marine gas turbine, which is installed aboard Indian Navy’s P-17, P-17A, and IAC-1 Vessels.  The LM2500 is the world’s most popular marine gas turbine and is derived from GE’s TF39 and CF6-6 aircraft engines. As on date, HAL has delivered 22 LM2500 gas turbines for 11 Indian naval vessels.

The MoU will explore allowing HAL to perform AIT for GE’s LM500 marine gas turbine for use in an indigenous 4 mega-watt gas turbine generator for possible installation aboard future Indian naval vessels. The LM500 is derived from GE’s CF34 aircraft engine and is installed globally in naval applications for both mechanical propulsion and power generation.

“GE has been our valued partner for more than three decades working together supporting Indian Navy fleets including India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier by delivering LM2500 Gas Turbines. We are happy to see that the partnership is now at the inflection point of growth, with LM500 Gas Turbine in 4 MW category. Further, HAL and GE are working to enhance the indigenous content in both the LM2500 and LM500 projects in line with the government’s policy of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’,” said CMD HAL, C.B. Anathakrishnan.

“GE Marine is pleased to have HAL as a trusted partner in India.  For over 35 years, GE and HAL have worked together to support the Indian Navy, and this MoU is the next step in demonstrating our commitment. As we look ahead at the Navy’s future surface combatants, the LM500 is extremely well suited to provide the power generation needed for the next generation of Indian surface combatants,” said vice president, sales and marketing, GE Marine, Mark Musheno.

The MoU was exchanged between vice president, Indo-Pacific GE Aviation Military Systems, Youngje Kim and executive director (Engines & IMGT), HAL, B. Krishna Kuman in the presence of CEO (Bangalore Complex) HAL, Mihir Kanti Mishra.


Thales and BDL to join hands for ‘Make in India’ 70mm laser guided rocket solution

Thales and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), signed an MoU for setting up manufacturing facilities in India for precision-strike 70mm laser guided rockets (FZ275 LGR).

Through the agreement, BDL will become a part of the FZ275 LGR global supply chain, providing the opportunity for export of Indian manufactured components to existing and future 70mm laser guided rockets customers. This agreement will also provide the opportunity for BDL to offer a ‘Make in India’ 70mm laser guided rocket solution for existing helicopter fleet of Advanced Light Helicopters (WSI) and Light Combat Helicopters of the Indian government.

Thales is the original equipment manufacturer of FZ275 LGR, the lightest, shortest and most versatile 70mm laser guided rocket on the market with high level of accuracy. It can be deployed in day and night operations at ranges between 1.5m up to 7km (on helicopter).

Speaking on this collaboration, chairman and managing director, BDL, Cmde Siddharth Mishra stated, “We are pleased to partner once again with Thales, this time for precision-strike 70mm laser guided rockets. Leveraging our long experience in building precision guided ammunition and our diverse industrial expertise, we look forward to reaching new heights of excellence with this partnership and contributing to the prestigious ‘Make in India’ initiative.”

Vice president and Country Director, India-Thales, Ashish Saraf said, “We are proud to strengthen our partnership with Bharat Dynamics Limited. In support of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat vision, this collaboration seeks to further develop in-country capability of producing advanced weapon systems such as 70mm laser guided rockets to cater to export markets besides assisting the Indian Armed Forces in their mission to effectively safeguard the nation.”


BEL Signs MoU with ADA, DRDO, for Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft programme

Bharat Electronics Ltd signed an MoU with Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), DRDO, for the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) programme. The MoU was announced on the sidelines of the ‘Bandhan’ event held at Aero India 2023.

The Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft is a 5th Generation, multi-role, all-weather fighter aircraft designed with high survivability and stealth capability. The MoU aims at leveraging the complementary strengths and capabilities of BEL and ADA, wherein both the parties will cooperate for the design, development, qualification, production and supply of Internal Weapon Bay Computer and other LRUs for AMCA and provide lifetime product support to the Indian Air Force.

The Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) was established under the department of defence research and development (DR&D), ministry of defence (MoD), government of India, at Bangalore, in 1984 to oversee the development of the nation’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme. The primary objective of ADA is the design and development of LCA to meet the air staff requirements (ASR) specified by the Indian Air Force, and subsequently, the design and development of carrier borne naval variant and advance version of LCA (Mk1A, Mk2), Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF) Aircraft, etc.


BEL, Cisco Enter into Strategic Partnership to Scale & Secure India’s Digital Infrastructure

Bharat Electronics Ltd signed an MoU with Cisco for long-term strategic cooperation in the areas of networking, collaboration and security, among other associated services.

The partnership aims at leveraging the strengths and capabilities of BEL and Cisco to capitalise on opportunities emerging in the domains of network and security. BEL, by virtue of this MoU, is looking at elevating its relationship with Cisco — to that of a ‘strategic partner’.

President, Cisco India & SAARC Daisy Chittilapilly said: “India is on the fast-track to becoming a leading digital economy, but an ecosystem approach is key to mobilise progress at scale and speed. Our partnership with BEL is a significant step in our endeavour to accelerate innovation, infrastructure modernisation, and capability building across critical industry segments. We are confident that Cisco and BEL’s technology leadership and expertise combined will enable us to forge new possibilities and outcomes for our customers in India.”

Chairman & managing director, BEL, Bhanu Prakash Srivastava said: “This strategic partnership will provide BEL access to Cisco technology, which includes enterprise networks, advanced wireless technology, security, data centre network, etc. It will also facilitate joint customisation and product lifecycle management for BEL’s various projects and enable the company to build state-of-the-art technology architecture for key industry verticals.”

Cisco will also explore the establishment of a Cisco Network Training Academy at the BEL Academy for Excellence (Nalanda), Bengaluru.


Kalyani Strategic Systems Limited Signs MoU with Rolls-Royce Marine

Kalyani Strategic Systems Limited (KSSL), a 100 per cent subsidiary of Bharat Forge, signed an MOU with Rolls-Royce Marine North America for the development of naval propulsion systems for the Indian market. Under the agreement, KSSL will collaborate with Rolls-Royce for the design and development, licensed manufacturing, pre-sales and sales support, installation, commissioning, testing, and aftermarket services and support of the propulsion systems. This would facilitate the creation of a local supply chain ecosystem in India for Controllable Pitch Propellers and Shafting systems as required by the Indian Navy.

Speaking on the occasion, chairman and managing director of Bharat Forge, Baba Kalyani said, “In line with the AatmaNirbhar Bharat mission, the Indian defence industry is at the cusp of a major transformation. We at Bharat Forge Ltd., are taking significant strides to indigenize critical systems and sub-systems for the armed forces. This strategic collaboration with Rolls Royce is aimed at indigenously developing niche naval propulsion technologies and products for the Indian Navy.”

Commenting on the partnership, president, India and South Asia, Rolls-Royce, Kishore Jayaraman, said, “Rolls-Royce is committed to serving the evolving needs of the Indian armed forces, and well-positioned to offer advanced technology solutions to support India’s naval modernisation vision. We are delighted to partner with Kalyani Strategic Systems Limited/ Bharat Forge, to further strengthen our defence ecosystem in India. We believe this will build on our long history of making in India, for India, and for the world”.


TSAW Drones signs MoU with DE Drone World Solutions

Drone tech startup TSAW signed an MoU with DE Drone World Solutions during the Manthan Event. The MoU signifies the beginning of a new partnership between TSAW Drones and DE Drone World Solutions and outlines their commitment to working together to develop and promote innovative drone solutions for a range of industries.

Under the terms of the agreement, TSAW Drones will provide DE Drone World Solutions with access to its cutting-edge drone technology, as well as its extensive expertise and experience in the field. DE Drone World Solutions, on the other hand, will contribute their in-depth knowledge of the industry, along with their established network of clients and partners, to help TSAW expand its market reach and improve overall capabilities.

Founder & CEO, TSAW Drones, Kishan Tiwari, said, “We have built an impressive rapport with the team DE Drone at Aero India and are greatly impressed with their technology acumen and the robust client relationships that they’ve built. We are convinced that as we work together under the same framework, we will continue to discover great synergies in our respective platforms and bring novel breakthroughs to market for our potential consumers.”

“Drone utilities are one of the hottest booming technology segments, with the potential to add tremendous value to industries such as security, agriculture, manufacturing, retail, and logistics. The collaboration with TSAW Drones comes at the right time as we are gearing up to combine our extensive industry knowledge to advance drone-based solutions in India,” said managing director, DE Drone World Solutions Pvt Ltd, Satish Kumar.

DE Drone World is an entrepreneurial venture led by a team of aviation experts from the Indian armed forces and enthusiastic young technocrats with a strong interest in drones. TSAW Drones is a leading drone logistics service provider in India, working to enable seamless connectivity across the nation by combining drones and Electric Vehicles for on-demand cargo logistics.


HAL, Saarloha & Bharat Forge Sign MoU for Development and Production of Aerospace Grade Steel Alloys

Foundry & Forge Division of HAL, Saarloha and Bharat Forge Ltd have signed an MoU for development and production of aerospace grade steel alloys. This MoU accentuates development, certification & prove out and application of new material for use in production of aircrafts, engines, and accessories.

The MoU was signed by executive director, F&F, HAL, M.S. Venkatesh, CEO, BFL Aerospace division, Guru Biswal and Director, Saarloha, R.K. Goyal. Speaking on the occasion, M.S. Venkatesh said that the development of aerospace grade raw materials in the country will help HAL in maintaining its commitment to armed forces and will also reduce nation’s dependence on foreign OEM’s with respect to raw materials.

R.K. Goyal added that this initiative will create a unique synergy of capabilities to accelerate the aerospace grade steel alloys development &production in India. Aerospace grade steel alloys production and component qualification process contain stringent testing parameters which also includes long tests on actual operations. This collaboration would be a unique opportunity to speed up the qualification processes.

According to Guru Biswal, “Developing and qualifying aero grade Alloys shall benefit the aerospace manufacturing eco-system in the country and make them more competitive globally. This MoU with HAL is a testimony of the commitments from both the partners to work for an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’. It shall bring in larger alignment between us and create a roadmap to support all the present & future Aircraft and Engine programs of HAL.”

There are very few equivalent approved/ qualified domestic suppliers for various types of aerospace grade steel alloys used in aircraft applications. Due to this, such alloys are imported which creates dependency on foreign steel, manufactures. Hence, accelerated efforts are needed to develop and manufacture such steel alloys in India through collaboration.


IAI & BEL to Form JV to Provide Product Support for India’s Defence Forces

Bharat Electronics Limited and Israel Aerospace Industries have concluded a Memorandum of Agreement to form a joint venture that aims at a single point of contact for extending long-term product support services for India’s Defence Forces.

The announcement was made by minister of state for defence Ajay Bhat. The partnership cements the relationship between the two companies that have a long history of association. BEL and IAI are engaged in several joint programmes. The new joint venture is being established for providing life cycle support for MRSAM air-defence systems in the country. The new venture will have its headquarters in New Delhi and provide the required technical and maintenance support to the armed forces.

MRSAM is an advanced path-breaking air and missile defence system that provides protection against a variety of aerial platforms. It is used by the Indian Air Force, Indian Army, Indian Navy and Israeli Defence Forces. The system includes an Advanced Phased Array Radar, command and control shelter, mobile launchers and interceptors with an advanced RF seeker. MRSAM is jointly developed by IAI and DRDO in collaboration with India and Israel for India’s Defence Forces.

Through this Joint Venture, IAI reiterates its support to the Indian government’s vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. It also goes a long way in demonstrating the company’s commitment to the strong partnership with DRDO in developing and supporting advanced systems for the Indian armed forces. This cooperation will leverage the synergetic capabilities of both IAI and BEL.

Speaking on the occasion, Ajay Bhat said, “Israel is a very important strategic partner of India and the successful development and deployment of MRSAM system for the Indian defence forces is a shining example of the successful joint collaboration between the two countries. This joint venture between two prestigious companies of India and Israel will certainly play a very important role as a single point of contact in delivering product support services for MRSAM systems. It will be a driving force for the Make in India policy.”

CMD, BEL, Bhanu Prakash Srivastava said, “BEL considers IAI, Israel, as a very important strategic partner. This joint venture between the two companies is expected to play a pivotal role in ensuring timely product support services for MRSAM systems and enable substantial indigenous workshare with active participation of the Indian supply chain.”

IAI’s president and CEO Boaz Levy had said earlier: “Our joint venture with BEL will leverage the best technology, innovation and talent to provide services matching the needs of our customers in India. It follows our announcement in 2022 about the opening of Aerospace Services India (ASI), an IAI subsidiary in New Delhi, both of which illustrate our support of the government’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative and investment in India.”


BEL & IISc, Bengaluru, Ink MoU for Synergy in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Bharat Electronics Ltd signed an MoU with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, to work together in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and other emerging technologies.

The MoU aims at leveraging the complementary strengths and capabilities of BEL and Indian Institute of Science. It will enable BEL and IISc, Bengaluru, to develop various products and services wherein Artificial Intelligence is embedded and integrated. IISc will provide specialised services in AI and ML for BEL to initiate various projects in terms of development of R&D solutions, Algorithms, training to BEL engineers, etc.

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is a Trust registered under the Charitable Endowments Act, 1890, a deemed to be University and an autonomous institution funded by the ministry of education, government of India, for higher education and research in science, engineering, design, and management. In 2018, IISc was selected as an institution of eminence (IoE) by the government of India, and it consistently figures among the top Indian institutions in world university rankings.


BEL signs MoU with Globals for Cyberwarfare & Cyber Defence Systems

Bharat Electronics Ltd has signed an MoU with Globals ITES Private Ltd for cooperation in technology development, co-creation and co-innovation, joint marketing and sales, in the fields of cyberwarfare and cyber defence systems.

The MoU aims at leveraging the complementary strengths and capabilities of BEL and Globals. The two parties shall work in close co-ordination, providing all the key assistance to each other for R&D as well as joint go to market for cyber security solutions.

“This partnership with BEL comes at a crucial time when there is an exponential rise in cyber-attacks globally, and as a corollary, a huge demand to protect both critical and non-critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks,” said director (Other Units), & additional charge, chairman & managing director & director (marketing), Bhanu Prakash Srivastava.

BEL and Globals will jointly create sector-specific cyber security solutions, integrated threat management systems, modern security operations centres (SOC), and artificial intelligence (AI)-driven cyber defence systems.

Globals offer cyber security solutions and enterprise software solutions for government, defence, e-Commerce, education, SMEs, manufacturing and travel industries. Globals offers solutions in the areas of Cybersecurity, Cyberwarfare Systems, ERP and Business Process Management Suites on Low Code, No Code Platform, Education Management Systems, Enterprise Mobile Applications, Enterprise Cloud Applications, DevOps and DevSecOps Services.


Dynatron Services Signs MoU with GRSE For Warship MRO

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) has signed an MoU with Crown Group Defence company, Dynatron Services Pvt Ltd, for undertaking ship repairs/ refits and allied activities as associates for Indian Navy and Coast Guard. Under the agreement, both GRSE & DSPL will partner to undertake refits/ repair of various warships/ auxiliaries of the Indian Navy.

Talking about the tie-up, chairman & managing director, GRSE, Cmde PR Hari said, “Crown Group Defence has been a leading contributor to the Indian defence sector, and we believe that this partnership is beginning of a new journey between the two technological companies towards leveraging each other’s capabilities in ship repairs and refit related activities to serve & support Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard.”

Crown Group Defence’s Head of Marine Division, Cmde Rakesh Anand (retd.) said, “We are delighted and look forward to building the partnership with GRSE, and utilise our respective technical expertise and capabilities to contribute towards the ‘Make in India’ & ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.”

Added Cmde Hari, “Both GRSE and DSPL have together supported our customers viz Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard for many decades in the past as common partners of M/S MTU GmBH. Both partners in this new venture know and understand the needs of the end customers. Therefore, our customers stand to gain maximum out of this partnership.”

The Crown Group with over 40 years of expertise in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul activities is driving indigenous capability development in the Defence Sector, by partnering with major OEMs.


Bharat Forge and Paramount Group sign MoU for Collaboration on Systems for Medium Lift Helicopters

Bharat Forge Ltd and Paramount Group signed an MoU for the development and production of composite rotor blades, mission systems and stores management systems for medium lift helicopters. The MoU was signed by CEO, Aerospace, Bharat Forge, Guru Biswal and SVP, Paramount Group, Clifford Dewell.

According to Biswal, “This collaboration will focus on creating the ‘Centre of Excellence’ for design, development and manufacture of Composite Rotor Blades, Mission Systems and Stores Management systems for Rotary Wing platforms, in India. This design and manufacturing hub shall support all future programs for both India and across the globe.”

Dewell said, “Our global partnership with Bharat Forge has grown from strength to strength over the last few years. We are excited to expand our collaboration into the aerospace sector. We have confidence that this initiative will leverage the unique synergies of our joint capabilities to meet the requirements for these systems for medium lift helicopters in India and across the globe. Our experience has been developed over many years. Paramount has delivered mission systems and stores management systems to several defence forces, including the South African and Algerian air forces. Facilities will be established as centres of excellence for the development and industrialization of rotor blades for all helicopter categories.”


BEL Signs MoU with IAI for LORA Weapon System

Bharat Electronics Ltd has signed an MoU with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for domestic manufacture and supply of its LORA Weapon System for the Indian armed forces. The state-of-the-art strategic weapon system weapon will be manufactured by BEL, as the prime contractor, based on the workshare arrangement with IAI.

Developed by IAI’s MALAM division, LORA is a sea-to-ground and ground-to-ground system which comprises a long-range ballistic missile, a unique launcher, a command and control system, and a ground/marine support system. The LORA system provides ballistic assault capabilities for multiple ranges with a precision level of 10 meters CEP.

LORA was developed at IAI’s Systems, Missiles & Space Group. The group boasts of a long record in air-defence systems, such as the Arrow 2 and 3, the Barak 8, loitering missiles, and countless missile and satellite systems, such as observation satellites, nano-satellites, communication satellites (including Dror, the national communication satellite). The group has also co-built the Beresheet spacecraft which traveled to the moon on its first mission. IAI is a national and global technological hub for air defense, radars, satellites, unmanned vehicles, civilian aviation, and cyber.


Sagar Defence Engineering Signs MoU With IAI to develop Autonomous Weaponised Boat Swarms for Indian Navy

Sagar Defence Engineering Pvt. Ltd and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed an MoU to develop autonomous weaponized boat swarms for the Indian Navy. The MoU was signed to collaborate and develop Indian Design Developed and Manufactured (IDDM) for India and the global market by October 2023. The partnership is expected to achieve a business that would amount to over Rs 400cr for the company.

In January 2023, Sagar Defence Engineering had won the Indian Navy contract for autonomous weaponized boat swarms. This was one of the 75 challenges the Indian Navy had presented in 2022 as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Managing director, and founder Sagar Defence Engineering, Captain Nikunj Parashar said, “Our goal of turning India into a significant global manufacturing hub within the next 25 years has come a long way. We are excited to join hands with Israel Aerospace Industries for the Indian Navy’s iDEX-DIO (DISC 7) SPRINT initiative to showcase our technology and capabilities regarding autonomous weaponized boat swarms.”


BAE Systems and FSTC Sign MoU to Develop Mission Simulator Training Capabilities

BAE Systems and FSTC have announced plans to design, build and supply world-leading simulators to train pilots of the Indian armed forces. Under an MoU, the companies will work together to develop a Twin Dome Full Mission Simulator for BAE Systems’ Hawk Mk132 fast jet trainer aircraft, which will use a realistic synthetic environment to help pilots train at a higher standard than ever before.

The Hawk Mk132 has supported the training of highly-trained pilots to the Indian Air Force for more than two decades, with many aircraft built in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) under licence from BAE Systems.

There are now 650 Hawks operating worldwide and BAE Systems has decades of experience working with armed forces across the globe to deliver and evolve training to prepare pilots for life in fast jet cockpits.

FSTC is India’s leading flight simulation training company. It will integrate the cockpit, motion and visual display system, along with model designated military bases as part of the new agreement.

Managing Director, BAE Systems–India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ravi Nirgudkar said, “BAE Systems has decades of experience working with armed forces across the globe to deliver and evolve training to meet current and future operational requirements, so we’re delighted to collaborate with FSTC to enhance capabilities for the Indian armed forces. Having worked with the Indian Air Force to support training of highly-trained pilots through Hawk, we can bring our knowledge of the world’s most proven fast jet trainer with our expertise in delivering training from the classroom to the frontline—and everything in between.”

Managing Director, FSTC. Capt. D.S. Basraon said, “We are elated to partner with BAE Systems for delivery of a fully functional indigenously developed Twin Dome Hawk Mk132 Simulator to assist our defence forces train their pilots under various real-world scenarios. Having delivered state of the art training infrastructure and curriculum to commercial pilots over the past one decade, this momentous tie-up will allow us to extend similar capability to our defence forces under rationalised usage terms.”

The full mission simulator is due to be installed within 24 months.


OSK India Signs MoU with Aniba Solution to Provide MRO Services for Control System of Marine Gas Turbines to Indian Navy

Crown Group Defence company, OSK India Pvt Ltd (OIPL), has signed an MoU with Aniba Solution Pvt Ltd (ASPL), which is engaged in the business of design, development of control system for marine gas turbine engines for Indian Navy.

Head of Marine Division, Crown Group Defence, Cmde Rakesh Anand (retd) said, “We are delighted to partner with ASPL to serve the marine & naval forces. We are excited to offer product support for propulsion gas turbines and gas turbine generators for their warships.”

Under the agreement, both OIPL & ASPL are jointly partnering to undertake servicing of control system units of marine gas turbines and gas turbine generators and installation of marine gas turbine engines on ships including other areas of cooperation.

Talking about the tie-up, director, ASPL Vishwas said, “We are excited to partner with Crown Group… The tie-up will lend us greater credibility and will help in strengthening and scaling up our capabilities to meet the growing demands for overhauling gas turbine control system units for the majority of gas turbines of the Indian Navy by innovative solutions at economical prices in a short span of time.”

OSK India provides servicing needs of the Indian defence sector by undertaking routines and repairs of marine engineering equipment and weapon system. OSK India has a state-of-the-art electronics repair facility in Mumbai specialising in the repair of electronic modules and weapon systems of international origin. They have recently repaired critical weapon equipment for the Indian Navy and are currently working on the next order.

ASPL is in the business of design and development of controls and instrumentation of marine gas turbine engines, including repair, defect diagnosis, overhaul and installation of control systems for 1241 RE class of ships (Soviet origin) of the Indian Navy. OIPL has an agreement with the OEM of 1250E Gas Turbine Generators for the service and spares to carry out repairs and routines to the GTs and GTGs of the Indian Navy.


HAL Signs MoU with Response Plus to Explore Opportunities for Cooperation in HEMS

HAL signed an MoU with Response Plus Holding PJSC (RPM), a leading healthcare provider of emergency medical services, remote healthcare services and occupational health solutions in the United Arab Emirates. According to the terms of the agreement, RPM and HAL will explore new opportunities for cooperation in the areas of emergency medical services, medical evacuation, helicopter emergency medical services and other mutually beneficial fields in India, the Gulf region and the MENA (Middle East-North Africa) Region.

Commenting on the milestone, RPM CEO Major Tom Louis said: “We are proud to be signing a cooperation agreement with HAL whose name has been associated with the growth of the aeronautical industry in India for the last eight decades. This MoU would mutually help us to explore opportunities nationally as well as internationally to provide the much-needed HEMS and fixed wing emergency medical services.”

“RPM’s expertise in the oil & gas sector in the GCC region, both onshore and offshore, with a focus on the medical operations of facilities and emergency ambulance services, allows us to move ahead confidently with this collaboration, knowing we have the experience, know-how and technical and human capabilities to cater to the needs of HAL,” he added.

The Response Plus Holding PJSC is of the largest integrated private health care service providers in the Middle East and beyond, with a leading presence in the UAE, India, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Nigeria and other GCC countries. The company’s HEMS unit oversees and performs over 180 patient transfers monthly.



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