Last Updated : Thursday, February 13, 2020 20:54:34

After exporting Hermes900, ADANI-ELBIT JV will export Mini UAVs

LUCKNOW | HYDERABAD | AHMEDABAD | MUMBAI | RAJKOT – In a regulatory update as submitted to the Indian Stock Exchanges, Ahmedabad headquartered Indian Diversified Conglomerate Adani Group’s flagship company Adani Enterprises Ltd said of shown readiness to export mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems through its joint-venture company Adani Elbit Advanced Systems India Ltd.

Adani Elbit Advanced Systems India Ltd is a joint-venture company between Adani Defence & Aerospace and Elbit Systems, Israel, and the company after having exported Hermes900 now aims to export Mini UAV systems.

In a press-release titled, “Adani-Elbit JV further steps up their presence in the international markets; after the successful export of Hermes900, expanding to export Mini UAV systems”, further read that, the company aims Design and Development Centre for Defence Technologies in India in 2020.

The release further highlighted that,  Adani and Elbit have agreed to setup a “Design and Development centre for Defence Technologies”, and the the JV’s facility in Hyderabad is the nation’s first private UAV manufacturing complex and the only Hermes900 production facility outside Israel.

The release in details further read that, Adani Elbit Advanced Systems India Limited, a joint venture between Adani Defence & Aerospace and Elbit Systems, Israel had set up the first private UAV manufacturing complex at Adani Aerospace Park in Hyderabad to indigenize unmanned aerial platforms.

The only Hermes 900 production facility outside Israel which inaugurated in December 2018, has started exporting Hermes900 Unmanned Aerial Platform to international customers.

Hermes 900 is a state of the art, combat proven multi-role unmanned platform with an endurance of 36 hours, payload capacity of 420 kg, altitude of over 32,000 feet (10km+) with applications across civil, defence and homeland security.

Adani Defence & Aerospace and Elbit have agreed to setup a “Design and Development center” focusing on co-developing defence technologies aligned to the global requirements.

The design center will facilitate job creation for highly qualified R&D (Research & Development) engineers to build products of tomorrow aligned to the needs of the armed forces.

On the sidelines of DefExpo 2020, Adani-Elbit JV launched one of the largest export programs for the production of hundreds of Mini UAV systems for a global customer, with complete platform production and integration from Hyderabad, India.

Adani-Elbit JV is well positioned to deliver the full spectrum of unmanned platforms to Indian Tri Services 8- allied forces, aligned to “Make in India” requirements and international standards.

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