New Delhi, Delhi, India
BAE Systems' participation at the eighth edition of DefExpo, the country's
premiere Land, Naval and Security Systems exhibition taking place here from
February 6 through 9, is anchored in a single mantra – the Company's continued
commitment to partner with the Government in its journey of military
modernization through technology and capability sharing with the domestic
defence industrial base.
The Company's showcase this year is a broad span of state-of-the-art
capabilities in towed and self-propelled Artillery and its Fire Control Systems,
Naval Gun Systems, Ammunitions, Military Communications Systems, Geospatial
Exploitation Products, Wheeled and Light Armoured Vehicles, and Helmet Mounted
BAE Systems at DefExpo 2014
M777 Ultra Light Howitzer
Mk45 Naval Gun System
Archer 155 mm FH 77 BW L52 Self-Propelled Field Howitzer
Geospatial Exploitation Products
Q-Warrior™ display for the dismounted soldier
Q-Sight™ Helmet Mounted Display
Military Communications Systems
Center stage in the BAE Systems stand are the M777 ultra-light field howitzer
and Mk45 Naval Gun system. The Company has been supporting discussions between
the Governments of India and the United States for a potential Foreign Military
Sale of this revolutionary howitzer that is highly portable by land, sea and air
and features a minimal logistical footprint alongside maximum reliability. The
Mk45 is the most compact 5-inch (127-mm) fully automated naval gun in the world
with a successful and proven track record of service in the naval fleets of
Australia, Denmark, Greece, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand and Turkey and is
co-produced indigenously in South Korea and Japan.
Demonstrating the strength and expanse of our portfolio in artillery, the stand
will have on display the Archer 155 mm FH 77 BW L52 self-propelled field
howitzer that can operate autonomously in tandem with today's command and
control systems. Adding fire power will be the LEMUR Remotely-Controlled Weapon
Systems (RCWS) and electro-optical sight for land and sea application. A wide
range of munitions is on display including 120mm Tk HESH L31A7 and 120mm Tk
Charge Propelling L3A2 amongst others.
The stand will have on display the Hawk 132 Advanced Jet Trainer, of which India
is the largest operator with 123 aircraft ordered to date by the Indian Air
Force (106) and the Indian Navy (17).The Indian Navy recently inducted the first
batch of Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers, becoming the third naval operator of the
Hawk along with the U.S. Navy and the Royal Navy. BAeHAL, the engineering and
business solutions services Joint Venture with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited,
will also be present.
Also on-stand will be the new Q-Warrior™ helmet-mounted display (HMD) for the
dismounted soldier and Q-Sight™ HMD for the new-age pilot, both providing
mission-critical situational awareness. Adding muscle will be the Striker Helmet
for both fixed- and rotary-wing platforms. The display of the RG32 LTV and RG34
exhibits underlines BAE Systems' flagship capabilities and technology in Light
Armoured Vehicles for potential partnerships with the Indian industry.
Expert demonstration of Geospatial Exploitation Products (GXP) will be another
highlight of our display.
Headquartered in New Delhi, BAE Systems has a six-decade long history in India.
The Company has worked closely with the Government to establish an indigenous
production capability at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the Hawk Advanced Jet
Trainer, which is in service with the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy. In
addition, the Company is developing a range of opportunities across the land,
naval and the C4ISR sectors in collaboration with domestic industrial partners.
The Company's flagship Community Investment in Smile Foundation across eight
rural and urban locations in seven states in India is commencing its second year
of operations reaching primary education to 1,100 underprivileged children and
delivering primary healthcare services to the doorsteps of over 20,000
underprivileged people in Bangalore.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems delivers advanced defence, aerospace and security solutions that
provide a technological and performance edge. We work together with local
partners to develop, engineer, manufacture and support the innovations that
increase defence sovereignty, sustain economies and safeguard commercial
interests in the physical and virtual world. With some 88,000 employees in six
continents, our story is about talented people who are committed to serving our
customers' needs and creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations,
commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's BAE
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