A joint venture (JV) between Indian group Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and pan-European missile specialist MBDA has set up a missile integration facility in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
L&T said in a stock exchange filing on 3 February that the new facility will undertake activities including missile assembly, the integration of non-explosive missile components, and testing.
L&T said that the JV - named L&T MBDA Missile Systems Limited (LTMMSL) - has received "a few export orders" and that the facility will start delivering on these contracted requirements in 2020.
The company added that LTMMSL would also bid to build "complete missile systems" for the Indian armed forces and explore prospects to deliver such products under procurement categories that promote indigenous manufacturing.
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