India Looking to Become Defense Exporter
Traditionally an importer of defense hardware, India is now looking for export markets for its capabilities in missiles, radar, avionics equipment and naval systems, among others.
The current Modi government has encouraged the creation of an extensive defense manufacturing capability as part of its “Make In India” strategy and the country has made significant advances in technology and capabilities in recent years. The Confederation of Indian Industry, a non-government, non-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, has been the main driver behind the initiative.
Several Indian companies will be displaying their wares for the first time at an upcoming defense and security equipment show in London.
Zen Technologies, a simulation technology company, will be displaying a range of simulators and training equipment. The company’s product portfolio includes a UAV mission simulator and various weapons systems and tactical operations simulators.
“Zen Technologies has over the years emerged as a strong player in the field of land and aviation forces simulation,” said Ashok Atluri, the company’s managing director. “We are committed to offering cutting-edge technology, world-class robustness and competitive pricing to our existing and potential customers. We look forward to playing a crucial role in addressing the burgeoning needs of global customers, who are looking for military simulation and training solutions to combat the increasing internal and external threats.”
Applied Systems will be displaying a range of anti-riot body protectors designed for different climatic conditions and a traffic laser speed gun with camera. The latter can measure speed at a distance of up to one mile and provide clear images of vehicle registration plates from 150 to 200 meters.