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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and the Indian company Dynamatic Technologies Ltd (DTL) have announced their cooperation to jointly address the needs of the Indian UAV market, focusing on mini UAV systems.

The agreement encompasses the transfer of technology and production capabilities from IAI to DTL to enable the indigenous capability for mini UAV systems for the benefit of Indian end-users and in support of the Indian government’s “Make in India” initiative.

According to IAI’s announcement, the agreement can serve as a solid foothold for much broader collaboration between the parties in the field of UAVs in India, while retaining the continuity of existing programs and enabling the implementation of new ones.

This announcement followed a significant milestone with both companies signing a cooperation agreement regarding the production, assembly and support of mini UAVs in India, at the Aero India exhibition currently underway in Bangalore.

According to IAI, the company has been working hand-in-hand with the Indian Government and various services to supply them with its state-of-the-art UAV systems and technologies for 25 years. IAI has been able to build a robust customer support infrastructure over the years through the support of many high-end local Indian partners.

The new strategic collaboration with DTL will provide both IAI and DTL with the opportunity to offer the Indian Army very capable UAV solutions with local production and support. DTL’s superior aerospace production technologies and experience with mini UAVs in India, along with IAI’s leading technologies and experience will ensure that the Indian customer receives the best possible solution.

Dynamatic Technologies has been associated with Indian Ministry of Defense for over 2 decades, and has been the developmental partner with DRDO for Lakshya, a pilotless target UAV.