"The partnership between two companies, familiar with aviation business is positive especially for MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) and maintenance services in the Indian defence space", Shukla said.
The MoU envisages both the companies to build up a strategic partnership, Kawanishi said.
"This is a versatile aircraft ideally suited for Indian conditions. The US-2 with its unmatched capability is considered to be extremely useful for strengthening the safety and security of long range fleet support and off-shore assets," he said.
The ShinMayway US-2 is a unique aircraft and the only 'in-service' open sea-capable amphibian aircraft with state-of the-art equipment suitable for rough sea operations.
It has been deployed by Japanese Maritime Self-defence forces across their remote islands for exclusive economic zones protection, search and rescue operations, he added.
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