‘A bat­tle-proven plat­form’

The Hindu Business Line - - NEWS -

“The In­dian Army is re­ceiv­ing an ex­tremely re­li­able and bat­tle-proven ar­tillery plat­form,” Joe Sen­f­tle, Vice-Pres­i­dent and Gen­eral Man­ager of BAE Sys­tems’ weapon sys­tems busi­ness, said while at­tend­ing the in­duc­tion cer­e­mony of M777 ul­tra­light how­itzers.

“The M777 brings a new level of ca­pa­bil­ity to the ar­tillery unit by of­fer­ing rapid de­ploy­ment and ex­treme ac­cu­racy. It can op­er­ate in areas that are dif­fi­cult to ac­cess and is also very easy to main­tain,” he added.

“The M777 ULH is more than a very ef­fec­tive piece of ar­tillery tech­nol­ogy,” said Nik Khanna, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor In­dia, BAE Sys­tems.

“With the M777 pro­gramme, BAE Sys­tems has made the first step of our sub­stan­tive Makein-In­dia com­mit­ment, which in­cludes our pledge to de­velop a net­work of In­dian sup­pli­ers for our global sup­ply chain and deepen our re­la­tion­ship with in­dus­try in In­dia,” he added.

“This is a land­mark event with the first M777s be­ing de­liv­ered to the In­dian Army. It is a prod­uct of our long-stand­ing busi­ness part­ner­ship with BAE Sys­tems,” said SP Shukla, Group Pres­i­dent - Aero­space & De­fence Sec­tor, Mahin­dra Group, and Chair­man, Mahin­dra De­fence Sys­tems.

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