NEW DELHI: Safran and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL) are in a joint venture to co-design and co-produce the next generation of heavy helicopter engines in India. The engines will be for the Indian Multi Role Helicopter (IMRH) and the Deck Based Multi Role Helicopter( DBMRH). Watch this exclusive interview with Cédric Goubet, CEO, Safran Helicopter Engines, in conversation with StratNews Global‘s Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. The complete interview is on our sister platform BharatShakti.in.
Mr Goubet says “the partnership of helicopter markets between the two countries, without Joseph Szydlowski, would have never happened. And I think, the first value is to dare to be bold and ambitious enough together, to accomplish great things for our industry and for both countries. And for the partnership, the collaboration between India and France. So this is something we are very proud and delighted to be part of.”
Watch this exclusive interview for more on the joint venture, the co-design of a completely new engine, workshare allocation, investment plans, where the facilities will be based, high quality and quantity of employment, Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul (MRO facilities in India), Atma Nirbharta, transfer of technology, intellectual property rights, defence exports in the future, the French government’s role, timeframe for the helicopter to enter service, the Shakti engine collaboration, working in the Indian defence ecosystem, the partnership and capability of HAL, and the legacy of Joseph Szydlowski.