Tata inks MoU with Thales for optronics

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New Delhi, Feb 18 (UNI) Tata Power Company Ltd today said its Strategic Electronics Division (SED) and Thales has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the area of optronics.

Through this MoU, Tata Power SED and Thales have agreed to cooperate in order to offer optronics solutions for Indian defence market such as the MMRCA programme and further programs on existing or future airborne platforms, said a statement.

This agreement will allow both the companies to develop transfer of technologies in order to implement local contents and meet the offset requirements of Indian MOD.

Thales offer particularly includes the Damocles pod that enables the use of guided weapons either alone or as part of a cooperative deployment, and the Areos air reconnaissance system.

The Areos pod is an airborne reconnaissance electro optical system for tactical and strategic missions. Thales solutions are fully compatible with many platforms including French and Russian airplanes.

Tata Power SED Chief Executive Officer Rahul Chaudhry said the ''Large defence program like MMRCA with Offsets have created opportunities for Indian Companies with Defense Systems experience.

Tata Power SED will leverage this partnership with Thales, a world leader in Defence Systems, to serve our customers better.'' UNI PBB PDT BD1625

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