Cyient, a Hyderabad-based firm, today said it has entered into a joint venture with BlueBird Aero Systems to manufacture advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems.
Cyient Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Krishna Bodanapu and BlueBird Aero Systems Founder-CEO, Ronen Nadir, signed the agreement at the ongoing DefExpo, organised by the Defence ministry at Thiruvadanthai, about 40 km from here.
As per the agreement, a joint venture company named --Cyient Solutions and Systems Pvt Ltd has been floated in which Cyient would hold 51 per cent stake while the remaining 49 per cent with Israel-based BlueBird Aero Systems.
"...the joint venture would offer field-proven UAV systems to Indian defence, paramilitary, security forces," Cyient, Engineering design, manufacturing, geospatial and networks provider, said.
"The joint venture also underlines the commitment of both partners to the government's Make in India initiative," he said.
Under the joint venture, Cyient and BlueBird would also provide aftermarket services, including spares, repairs, maintenance and support across the country.
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