India and South Korea Partner through Samtel Avionics and Hanwha Systems

By Staff Writer | February 13, 2017
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Photo courtesy of Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd.

India’s Samtel Avionics and South Korea’s Hanwha Systems are set to work together on military equipment, news outlets report. Equipment includes guided missiles, radar and laser-guided bombs, among other items.

“We are elated to announce this partnership with Hanwha Systems,” says Puneet Kaura, managing director and CEO of Samtel Avionics, according to news reports. “We look forward to a long-term relationship in the field of product development for various new defense technologies in optronics, combat management systems, system engineering technology and sensor-armament.”

In 2016, Hanwah Systems was selected to develop the active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, mission computer and large area display (LAD) for the Korean Aerospace Industries KF-X.

Samtel Avionics has partnerships both domestically and internationally. Samtel HAL Displays Systems is a joint venture between Samtel and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) to support all avionics requirements for HAL’s fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. Under a long-term contract with Honeywell, Samtel supplies avionics equipment to the U.S.

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