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Bangalore: Fourteen companies from the United Kingdom are participating in Aero India – 2021. The air show will be held from February 3 to 5 at Yelahanka Air Force Base. The UK delegation includes a high-level delegation.
Jeremy Bilmore-Bedford, British High Commissioner to Karnataka and Kerala, gave an overview of the UK presence at the Twenty Annual event during a virtual press conference on Thursday.
BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, GE The 14 companies participating are UK, Thales UK, Martin Baker, MBDA UK, Popcock, Strongfield Technologies, GKN Aerospace, GoBom, DRL, Kinetic, Leonardo and Megit. Govt rules allow, and Defense Manufacturing Minister Jeremy Quinn is very keen to attend Aero India, he said.
“Our respective prime ministers have appointed a 10-year roadmap for the joint production of defense technologies. The roadmap agreed upon by both sides will help define the future direction of our security relationship,” he said.
Billmore-Bedford said the country has a strong presence in the UK pavilion by showcasing expertise in combat air, sophisticated weapons and maritime technologies.
He said the UK and India had held discussions on the future war winds and there was potential for cooperation among key organizations or affiliates to provide mutual long-term benefits. “We believe that the UK has a key role to play in India’s light combat aircraft (LCA2) and advanced medium combat aircraft (AMCA) civil war plans,” he added, adding that both countries have the potential key technology. Participate in the study to develop the capability of the domestic jet engine.
Pointing to the fact that many British defense companies are already manufacturing in India, Billmore-Bedford said: “Gun manufacturer Webley and Scott are planning production in Uttar Pradesh.”