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Cyient and BlueBird Aero Systems form joint venture to offer UAV Systems

The joint venture underlines the commitment of both partners to the government's 'Make in India' initiative

T E Narasimhan  |  Chennai 

Cyient and BlueBird Aerosystem
Ronen Nadir, CEO, BlueBird Aero Systems, Krishna Bodanapu, CEO & MD, Cyient and NJ Joseph, MD & CEO, Cyient Solutions & Systems during the joint venture being singed at DefExpo

Cyient, a provider of engineering design, manufacturing, geospatial, networks, and operations management services and Israel-based on Wednesday announced a joint venture to offer field-proven (unmanned aerial vehicle) systems to Indian defence and police forces. is a leader in design, development, and production of micro, mini, and small tactical (UAS).

The joint venture, named Solutions & Systems Private Limited, has 51 per cent and 49 per cent shareholding by and BlueBird respectively. The joint venture also underlines the commitment of both partners to the government’s “Make in India” initiative.” The agreement was signed at

Solutions & Systems will indigenise, manufacture, assemble, integrate, and test advanced systems at its production facilities in Hyderabad by leveraging BlueBird’s technology and manufacturing know-how.

Krishna Bodanapu, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Cyient, said that they combine company's design and manufacturing expertise to bring the best of technology solutions to the Indian defence industry.

First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 16:02 IST
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