Samtel HAL Display Systems Ltd. - JV between Samtel and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL)
Samtel HAL Display Systems Ltd. (SHDS) was created to address the avionics requirements for all HAL star platforms - both fixed and rotary wing. The JV has achieved the unique distinction of being the first public-private partnership in defence avionics space in India to indigenously design, qualify and serial produce multifunction displays which are currently flying on Su-30 MKI.
Samtel's joint venture with HAL is a prime example of how DPSUs can successfully partner with private sector to leverage on the strengths of both the companies to support indigenous production. More than 1000 units of MFDs have been delivered by Samtel-HAL JV for induction on Su-30 MKIs, and are already flying.
Samtel Thales Avionics Ltd. - JV between Samtel and Thales Avionics
Samtel Thales Avionics Ltd. is a JV between Samtel and Thales Avionics, and intends to locally develop, customize, manufacture, sell and maintain indigenous Helmet-Mounted Sight, state-of-the-art IRST and modern avionics systems. The JV is aimed at developing new product lines based on THALES technologies, creating offsets in the avionics and optronics fields through TOP/TOT and proposing services such as obsolescence treatment through redesign, either for the Thales Group or others with similar offset obligations in India.
Samtel Thales Avionics JV has recently been granted defence licence by DIPP, aimed at boosting defence manufacturing in the country. The JV has already delivered multifunction displays for Mirage2000 upgrade through its production facility in Delhi/NCR.
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