Plant to Manufacture Israeli Spike Missile Opens in India

Kalyani Rafael facility opens in Hyderabad to manufacture missiles
Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems opens facility near Hyderabad
Author

04 August, 2017

Kalyani Rafael Advanced Defense Systems (KRAS), a joint venture between Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd of Israel inaugurated their state of the art facility at the Hardware Park in Rangareddy district here on Thursday.

Rafael said in a press release that the factory would manufacture its Spike missiles, an advanced anti-tank missile that India had chosen as part of a half-billion-dollar deal between the country and the manufacturer that has been delayed for two years.

The Hyderabad facility will manufacture the entire missile, which comprises elaborate aerodynamics, avionics and an electronic system. "We're were waiting for orders from the Indian Army".

Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd. (KSSL) has emerged from being a traditional supplier of components and subsystems to Indian defence forces to becoming a complete system and solutions provider, with the aim of becoming a leading defence player in the world. Rafael said today that in addition to Spike missiles, the joint plant would likely also make other advanced weapons systems.

Kalyani added that they have invested Rs 60 to 70 crore till now and an equivalent amount will be invested once orders start coming in.

"We see United States dollars 1 billion worth business opportunity with this business vertical". Kalyani further said that they would also explore export potential once they stabilise the commercial production activity.

"This is one of the FDI in defence in India, they have been working on ATGM with the ministry of defence from 2011, they have been through all the trials, went to the services and the product is approved by the services", Mr Kalyani said.

In line with the Government's "Make in India" initiative, the joint venture will invest in high-end technology and advanced manufacturing techniques to design, develop and manufacture latest weapon systems for the Indian Armed Forces.

"This venture will offer direct employment to 300 and around 1,000 people indirectly through its hundreds of vendors who are all in the small scale sector", Mr Kalyani added.

Telangana Industry and IT minister KT Rama Rao and Daniel Cameron, Israel's Ambassador to India, were present at the inauguration of the Kalyani Rafael's new facility here on Thursday.

It will be engaged in the development of a wide range of advanced capabilities like Command Control and Guidance, Electro-Optics, Remote Weapon Systems, Precision Guided Munitions and System Engineering for System Integration.


More news


  • US Sets September 1 Date For Start Of North Korea Travel Ban

    US Sets September 1 Date For Start Of North Korea Travel Ban

    In June he tweeted China's efforts to restrain North Korea had "not worked out" but said he "greatly appreciated their efforts". President Donald Trump has grown increasingly frustrated by what he says is China's reluctance to rein in North Korea .
    Virginia man dies after being rescued from Ocean City, MD waters

    Virginia man dies after being rescued from Ocean City, MD waters

    Local media in Ocean City , Maryland, are reporting the fire department was called to assist a group of swimmers yesterday. It is reported that an Irish J1 student is in serious condition after getting into difficulty while swimming in the US .
    The GOP's 'tremendous powers of denial': Sen. Jeff Flake's case against Trump

    The GOP's 'tremendous powers of denial': Sen. Jeff Flake's case against Trump

    The Arizona lawmaker has criticized other Trump actions, notably his travel ban on residence of six Muslim-majority nations. Flake, a longtime critic of President Trump , has written a book detailing where he thinks his party has gone wrong.
  • Trump Lied About Getting Phone Calls from the Boy Scouts and Mexico

    Trump Lied About Getting Phone Calls from the Boy Scouts and Mexico

    President Donald Trump waves to the crowd after speaking at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. "That was never our intent". So she opted to say the remarks were made in-person at the jamboree. "That's a pretty bold accusation", Ms Sanders said.
    Indians-Red Sox game at Fenway rained out

    Indians-Red Sox game at Fenway rained out

    He allowed seven runs, seven hits and hit a batter, before he was replaced by Gregory Infante with two outs in the second. If memory serves, this might be what momentum feels like, and the Red Sox were rolling right out of the gate.
    Officer buys diapers for mom who tried to steal them

    Officer buys diapers for mom who tried to steal them

    Johns joined the Laurel Police Department in May. "We don't want her to fall through the cracks", Barnes said. Officer Johns responded to the call and chose to pay for the diapers out of his pocket.
  • Unlocked Asus ZenFone AR Now Available In The US

    Unlocked Asus ZenFone AR Now Available In The US

    Two of them are dedicated to the motion tracking and depth sensing capabilities that are associated with its AR and VR support. The good news is Amazon is selling the unlocked version of ZenFone AR as well, and it's much cheaper than the Verizon model.
    Next Episode Of Game Of Thrones

    Next Episode Of Game Of Thrones

    If you've been keeping pace with Game of Thrones season 7 , you'll know that all of the prominent chess pieces of George R.R. Finally - and this my favorite shot from the bunch - Jaime and Bronn look thunderstruck by something in the distance.
    Russian Rostelecom has invested $31 million in a hopeless project

    Russian Rostelecom has invested $31 million in a hopeless project

    If Google has over 49 million clicks per day, the audience of "Sputnik" is not more than 4.2 thousand. Earlier it was announced that "Sputnik" will be able to create its own maps in the nearest future.
  • Jab Harry Met sepal sets benchmark with 'Phurrr'

    Jab Harry Met sepal sets benchmark with 'Phurrr'

    All about "breaking free" track, 'Phurr , ' sees collaboration between Pritam and DJ Diplo . We normally get that too because we are all over the world.
    The Headinvest LLC Has $802000 Position in Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

    The Headinvest LLC Has $802000 Position in Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

    Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0.35% of its portfolio in Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) for 1.99M shares. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This piece was originally published by Chaffey Breeze and is the property of of Chaffey Breeze.
    US Justice Dept to cities: Focus on crime committed by illegal immigrants

    US Justice Dept to cities: Focus on crime committed by illegal immigrants

    Compounding the confusion, Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said he had only learned about the request through the media. The program is aimed at providing federal training assistance to local law enforcement to combat violent crime.