DELHI (Diya TV) — Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), a prominent player in defense and aerospace, launched Aerospace Services India (ASI) in Delhi. This subsidiary aims to bolster collaboration in missiles and weapon systems with Indian defense industry and R&D establishments, aligning with the country’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ vision and ‘Make in India’ initiative.

The establishment of ASI marks a significant milestone in IAI’s longstanding partnership with India, with a workforce composed primarily of Indian nationals.

Over the past 30 years, IAI has collaborated with Indian partners like the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL), and Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) in developing advanced defense systems. IAI co-developed the Barak-8 ship-launched Surface to Air Missile (SAM) and the Medium Range SAM (MRSAM) with DRDO.

The MRSAM system features advanced radar, command and control systems, and interceptors with a range of 70 kilometers. Manufactured partly in Hyderabad and integrated at BDL, the system is an example of India’s commitment to indigenous defense production.

Danny Lauber, CEO of Aerospace Services India, highlighted ASI’s plans to set up a large-scale maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) hub in Gurugram, initially focusing on the MRSAM system. 

In addition to the MRSAM program, ASI aims to expand its offerings to encompass a wide range of defense programs and products, catering to the needs of customers and has offices established in key cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kochi, and Hyderabad.