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Mahindra group ties up with Japanese firm for amphibious

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Defence Systems, part of the Group today inked a pact with Industries, Japan, for and assembling of amphibious US-2 in

Group (and defence) S P Shukla formally exchanged documents with of Industries, during the DefExpo at Thiruvadanthai near here.

"The partnership between two companies, familiar with business is positive especially for MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) and in the Indian defence space", Shukla said.

is committed to absorb the technology for the large amphibious in India, he said.

The MoU envisages both the companies to build up a strategic partnership, Kawanishi said.

"This is a versatile 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.

DefExpo, in its 10th edition, is being organised by the and scheduled to be inaugurated by here tomorrow.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 14:55 IST
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