Defence and security company Saab recently entered into a strategic alliance with Indian high technology multinational Kalyani Group to partner and address key Indian Army air defence projects, including the VSHORAD and SRSAM requirements.

The pact has brought together Saab’s experience as a developer and supplier of high-technology radar and missile systems with the engineering and manufacturing capabilities of Kalyani.

Chairman of Kalyani Group, Baba Kalyani, who signed the agreement with Saab’s CEO and President Hakan Buskhe, said the agreement was an important step in the “indigenisation efforts of the Indian defence sector.”

The agreement will initially focus on the VSHORAD and SRSAM programmes for India. Saab is offering a system based on the RBS 70 NG missile system for VSHORAD, delivering a man-portable system with 24/7 all-target capability that is immune to countermeasures.

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