Russia’s state arms seller Rosoboronexport and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) signed a contract at last week’s DefExpo international arms show on the joint development of high-performance propellants for rockets and missiles, the Defense Ministry of India reported on Friday.
The contract stipulates the development of advanced pyrotechnic ignition systems and the entire range of high-energy materials required for missiles, carrier rockets and munitions, the ministry said in a statement.
These products are expected to be used in compact and energy-efficient propulsion systems, it said.
The High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, which makes part of the DRDO, signed the contract on the DRDO’s behalf.
The DefExpo-2020 international land, naval and homeland security exhibition took place in Lucknow in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on February 5-9.
Meanwhile, Russian Helicopters signed a roadmap on localization of Ka-226T helicopter manufacturing in India with Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited (IRHL), press service of the Russian holding told reporters on Thursday.
“The roadmap signed today will be the basis for further development of the Ka-226T localization project in India after contract signing,” the press service said, citing General Director of the company Andrei Boginsky.
The document determines milestones and deadlines for organization of production of Ka-226T and its components in India after the signing date of the relevant contract.
Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited, the joint venture of Russian Helicopters, Rosoboronexport and India’s HAL, was founded in India in May 2017 to implement the Ka-226T production localization project.