Bharat Forge Signs a Memorandum of Understanding With General Atomics, USA

Companies to Review Technologies for Surface and Undersea Naval Platforms

LUCKNOW, INDIA 05 FEB 2020 - Bharat Forge Ltd (BFL)., the world’s leading technology solutions provider and forging company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with General Atomics, US, a global leader in the research, design, and manufacture of a diverse portfolio of electromagnetic and advanced power and energy technologies. Under the terms of the MOU, BFL and General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) will investigate opportunities to develop and integrate power generation, storage, control and distribution technologies related to surface and undersea naval platforms, and advanced projectiles for weapon system platforms to address Indian defence requirements.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Baba Kalyani, Chairman and Managing Director BFL said, “We have been relentlessly working towards bringing niche technologies in the country with the aim of making India self-reliant in defence vertical. This partnership with General Atomics is a firm step in the direction to develop new technologies in-house to produce benchmark products for naval systems, reduce expenditure due to dependency on imports and setting up a strong defence technology and manufacturing vertical within India.”

 “We look forward to working with Bharat Forge to develop strategies for bringing advanced power, energy, and weapon system capabilities to India in support of Indian defence initiatives,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “We are committed to working with companies like Bharat Forge, whose reputation for excellence and dedication to quality is synergistic with ours, as we continue to deliver technology innovations and cutting-edge systems for undersea and surface platforms.”

About Bharat Forge 

Bharat Forge Limited (BFL) is the flagship company of the USD 3 billion Kalyani Group and a global provider of high performance, innovative, safety & critical components and solutions to various industrial sectors including Automotive, Railways, Power, Construction & Mining, Defence , Aerospace, Marine and Oil & Gas. In its Defence profile, Bharat Forge has expertise in design, development, engineering and manufacturing in systems and sub-systems space for Artillery Guns, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Protected Vehicles, Ammunition, Defence Electronics and Small Arms.

About General Atomics

General Atomics pioneers state-of-the-art technologies and innovations across the full spectrum of science and technology. General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) is a leader in the research, design, and manufacture of first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system are currently transforming how naval aircraft launch and land aboard US Ford-class carriers. In addition to EMALS and AAG, GA-EMS offers a portfolio of multi-mission systems, components, and integrated solutions for satellites, space systems, missile defense, power and energy, and processing and monitoring applications worldwide.

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