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Airbus, Mahindra to Team on Indian Contracts

By Staff Writer | July 3, 2015

Emergency Medical Service, Heavylift, Observation/Patrol, Search and Rescue, Special Ops, Utility

Airbus Helicopters and Mahindra Defence are finalizing plans for a joint venture to compete for military helicopter contracts in India with aircraft produced there. Airbus sees a requirement for hundreds of helicopters under India’s 15-year defense Long-Term Integrated Perspective Plan, which runs through 2027. The requirements would include multi-role, utility, reconnaissance/surveillance and tactical transport helicopters for India’s navy, army and air force. Mahindra Defence is a subsidiary of Mahindra, the $16.9 billion (U.S.) multinational group based in Mumbai that employs more than 220,000 people in over 100 countries in 18 key industries, including aerospace and defense. Mahindra says it has dedicated plants and facilities to address requirements of the Indian military “and is an active participant in various ‘Make in India’ defense program.”

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