Lockheed Martin to market PAC-3 missile to India

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New Delhi, Feb 16 (UNI) Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer of F-16 multi-role fighter and C-130J combat aircraft, is seeing India as a core market for its hit-to-kill Patriot Advanced Capability PAC-3 and other advanced products.

The company is all set to expand its presence in India this year with the opening of a subsidiary, and has appointed Ambassador Douglas A Hartwick as the Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin India Private Limited.

In a release here, the company said it makes global products for global markets. The F-16 multi-role fighter is the choice of 24 nations worldwide.

The C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft, a recent choice of the Indian Air Force, remains unmatched in reliability, capability and value.

Lockheed Martin said the products and programmes of interest to the Indian market include the world's most advanced powerful and battle proven air defence missile - PAC-3, the revolutionary pathfinder pilotage system, proven maritime systems, including the P-3C Orion, the Aegis combat system and net-enabled command and control.

The company will also provide a glimpse into the applications of its products in Indian defence, security and civil markets at the fifth DefExpo-2008, a land and naval system exhibition, which began at Pragati Maidan here today.

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