Samtel and General Dynamics Canada Partner for Ground Vehicle Display Opportunities in India

February 3, 2014 | News Release


Companies sign cooperation agreement to pursue international opportunities and co-produce ground displays

New Delhi, 03 Feb 2014 | Samtel Avionics Ltd. (SA), one of India's leading avionics and defence companies, and General Dynamics Canada, a global provider of integrated electronic products, systems and in-service support to defence and public security markets, have signed a Cooperation Agreement to pursue opportunities and co-produce displays for military and non-military segments.

This is the first collaboration of its kind for General Dynamics Canada in India and will create opportunities for the company's battle-proven products in the Indian market. Similarly, this will be Samtel's first major foray in automobile and ground-vehicle displays, building on its proven capabilities in the Indian aerospace market. Samtel will partner in the production of select General Dynamics Canada products for Indian and international markets, as well as provide opportunities for engineering, design and marketing services for General Dynamics Canada.

General Dynamics' ground displays provide 360 degree situational awareness for the entire crew of a vehicle.  By combining display and computing into one package, the displays offer significant savings in weight, space and power over conventional architectures, with simplified integration into C4I sub-systems.

 Samtel and General Dynamics Canada are participating in the DEFEXPO 2014 exhibition held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 6-9 Feb 2014.  Samtel's booth will feature two General Dynamics Canada displays.

Speaking on this development, Mr. Puneet Kaura, executive director, Samtel Avionics said, "We are excited to enter into this collaboration with General Dynamics Canada as it catapults us into a completely new domain. General Dynamics is a world leader in this segment and our joint strengths will multiply our capabilities manifold to bring world-class technology into India, and also expand Samtel's global footprint."

"We will leverage the strengths of both companies to pursue new opportunities," says David Ibbetson, vice president, General Dynamics C4 Systems International.  "Samtel has trusted in-country capability and expertise in India, while General Dynamics brings battle-proven systems for land segments.  We look forward to working with Samtel, bringing this leading technology to the Indian Army as well as other international markets".

View live demos of the 4010 and 7410 Ground Displays in the Samtel - General Dynamics Canada joint section in the Samtel booth at Stall # 18 GF.29, Hall-18, DEFEXPO 2014, 6-9 Feb 2014, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

About Samtel Avionics

Samtel Avionics (SA) is a key Indian player in high-technology products for avionics and military applications in both domestic and international markets. SA straddles the entire value chain from design, development, manufacture, testing, qualification, repair & maintenance and obsolescence management of avionics products and equipment for military as well as commercial platforms. The company operates in the domains of Displays, Optronics and Ruggedised Military Avionics. Visit www.samtelavionics.com for details.

About General Dynamics, Canada

General Dynamics Canada is one of Canada's largest defence electronics company with a worldwide reputation for excellence in the production of leading-edge, technology-based, integrated solutions for land, airborne and maritime applications. The company's portfolio of next-generation Command, Control, Communication, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions and integrated mission systems is backed by complete systems integration and in-service support.General Dynamics Canada is part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). For information about General Dynamics Canada please go to www.gdcanada.com.

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