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Alpha Design keen to partner with Adani Defence for Navy chopper upgrade

IANS  |  New Delhi 

With the embarking on an upgrade programme of a fleet of anti-submarine helicopters, Bengaluru-based has offered "its expertise" in partnership with

ADTL wrote to the last month proposing its involvement in the MLU (mid life upgrade) programme of anti-submarine helicopters.

The had cleared an upgrade programme for its 10 Kamov anti-submarine warfare helicopters to give the choppers extended service life and enhance capabilities in terms of sensors and avionics.

The contract for retrofitting of the ten helicopters was tied between and in 2016.

ADTL said that they have "strong partnership" with and (ADAS) on important programmes where ADAS is the strategic partner.

ADTL, "with full support from ADAS", pledged to offer the Navy "its expertise in the helicopter upgrade programme" and proposed its involvement in the Navy's KA-28 MLU programme.

IANS sent queries to about the contents of the letter, the level of ADTL participation in terms of finances and shareholding, but there was no response.

The upgrade programme could attract offsets and orders for other Russian made choppers.

Designed in the early '80s, Ka-28 is capable of detecting submarines and surface targets and attack them with onboard weapons.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 19:18 IST
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