UK eyeing Indian defence market

UK and India are partnering on an Advanced Core Technologies study with the potential to develop indigenous jet engine capability for the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA2) and Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) indigenous fighter programmes.

Presently, numerous British defence firms are already manufacturing in India. Besides, Firearms manufacturer Webley and Scott has planned production in Uttar Pradesh. Further, with a view to strengthen military ties with India and to showcase its world class state-of-the-art defence equipment, UK will be sending a delegation comprising of a high-level team of 14 companies to participate in the upcoming Aero India – 2021 which will be held from February 3 to 5 at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka. The 14 UK companies are BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, GE UK, Thales UK, Martin Baker, MBDA UK, Babcock, Strongfield Technologies, GKN Aerospace, Cobham, TRL, QinetiQ, Leonardo and Meggitt.

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