By ARIE EGOZI
Tel Aviv: The new joint venture between Israeli radar manufacturer RADA Electronic Industries Ltd and Indian company Alpha Design Technologies Ltd (ADTL) has already offered some systems to the Indian defence forces.
According to RADA, the joint venture is aimed at meeting the Indian Government’s policies of “Make in India”.
The company says that it decided to partner, with ADTL, a leading local defence company, to offer the private and public defence industry in India, advanced, locally-adapted and produced, tactical radars which are tailored to the unique requirements of the Indian Armed Forces. Among the operational missions in which this advanced technology would be used are: mobile short range air defence, counter UAV, counter mortars, artillery and rockets (C-RAM), active protection of armoured vehicles and others.
Dov Sella, RADA’s CEO, commented, “Our business strategy is to establish substantial local presence in our key markets. India is such a market for us, and we look forward to begin building our Indian entity with our partner ADTL. We have been impressed by ADTL’s proven track-record in building a successful business, providing advanced systems to the Indian Armed Forces and partnering with non-Indian defence companies for the Indian market, and we are pleased that they have chosen to partner with us to capture this opportunity. We believe that now is the right timing to develop our Indian market presence and become a provider of our cutting-edge technologies and solutions to the Indian Armed Forces.”
Col. H S Shankar, VSM (Retd.), Chairman & Managing Director of ADTL, added, “RADA’s combat-proven radars are uniquely suited to the requirements of the Indian armed services, with their next-generation capabilities against UAVs and other current and emerging threats, at their market-leading price/performance point. We are pleased that RADA has chosen us as their partner in India and look forward to working together to address the needs of all local system integrators and security forces alike.”
RADA is a global defence technology company focused on proprietary radar solutions and legacy avionics systems. The Company is a leader in mini-tactical radars, serving attractive, high-growth markets, including active military protection, counter-UAS, critical infrastructure protection and border surveillance.
ADTL is one of the fastest growing defense and aerospace Private Sector Companies in India, which specializes in Fire Control Radars, Surveillance Radars, Upgrade of Missile Control Radars, C3I Systems, Tactical Communications, including SDRs, EW, Avionics and Space Systems. Adani Defence and Aerospace have recently invested heavily in ADTL and together they form a strong combination to take on the Government of India’s program for self-reliance, “AatmaNirbhar Bharat”.