L&T MBDA Missile Systems establishes installation in Coimbatore
Chennai: L&T MBDA Missile Systems (LTMMSL), established a missile integration facility (inert) on Monday at the Tamil Nadu - Coimbatore Industrial Defense Corridor, in a joint venture with MBDA that owns 49%. The first complete missile systems for export markets will be ready in CY2020.
The installation, in which the system integration process is carried out without an explosive component of the missile systems, extends over an area of 16,000 square meters in a Special Economic Zone in Coimbatore. The facility will serve both national and international markets, with missile subsystems and missile weapon launch systems, including the Indian Armed Forces in exploring prospects under purchase (India - IDDM), purchase (India) and the purchase and manufacturing (India) categories for defense acquisitions. The president of L&T MBDA Missile Systems, JD Patil, said in a statement: “We have been working proactively to offer missiles and advanced missile systems to the Armed Forces of India through national production. The creation of this new integration facility in Coimbatore is a first step in this direction. ” LTMMSL has also responded to the Indian Navy Air Defense requirement for the short-range land-to-air missile system (SRSAM). In the future, the JV will offer the Exocet MM 40 Block 3 anti-ship missile and the 5th generation anti-tank guided missile (ATGM5) to the Armed Forces of India, which has already entered service in France. ATGM5 will be an Indian product designed, developed and manufactured (IDDM), which involves the transfer of key technologies to India.