Hyderabad: The expanding market of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the defence sector has turned out to be a boon for Hyderabad as Adani Defence and Aerospace in partnership with Israel-based Elbit Systems has decided to manufacture UAVs both for export and the domestic market (armed forces especially) in anUAV facility here – a first of its kind.A 20-acre facility, named Adani Elbit UAV complex, was inaugurated here in Hyderabad by Telangana Home Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali.
Adani Elbit UAV Complex, was inaugurated on Friday by TS Home Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali in presence of Ashish Rajvanshi, CEO, Adani Aerospace, Jayesh Ranjan, IT Secretary, Pranav Adani, Director, Adani Enterprise, Karan Adani, CEO, Adani Ports and SEZ and BezhalelMachlis, President, Elbit Systems
The 50,000 sq. ft facilitywill manufacture complete carbon composite aero-structures for Hermes 900 Medium Altitude Long Endurance UAVs, an advanced and battle-proven platform followed by Hermes 450 UAVs catering to the global markets, Head of Adani Defence and Aerospace, Ashish Rajvanshi said. “The facility would be further expanded for the assembly and integration of complete UAVs,” said Ashish and added, “the company would initially cater to the global markets and also supply to India defence agencies once the norms are relaxed.”
President and Chief Executive Officer of Elbit Systems, Bezhalel Machilis said, "This facility where the Hermes 900 (MALE) and the Hermes 450 the most advanced UAV systems in the world will be manufactured, is in line with the Indian government's strategic plan and Forces in 15 countries are using it for surveillance and intelligence gathering.”