Israeli company negotiating defence system deal with India: Report

March 4th, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by admin  

Jerusalem, March 4 (Xinhua) Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) is discussing details of a $1.5 billion deal with India to set up a defence system using long-range missiles, media reported Tuesday. The deal also includes radar systems made by IAI subsidiary Elta Systems Ltd., unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and possibly IAI-built satellites as well, according to the Globes newspaper.

The Indian government approved the deal a few months ago,, and IAI chief Yitzhak Nissan is now in negotiations over the details, the report said.

IAI has long-standing collaborations with various Indian companies and agencies.

Last month, IAI launched its TechSAR all- weather, high-resolution radar satellite using an Indian launcher in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization.

IAI’s order backlog totalled $7.3 billion at the end of 2007. If the new deal materialises, it will be a substantial boost for the company.

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