While India is eyeing naval upgradation, Russia sees potential to partner in India’s naval project in building ships and submarines with Morinformsystem-Agat JSC, Russia expressing willingness to partner India in the upgradation.
Addressing a press conference, Georgy Antsev, director General – Chief Constructor, Concern Morinformsystem-Agat JSC said, “We are ready to look for mutually beneficial patterns of cooperation with India. We want to strike a balance of interest with all the parties at stake including the Indian government and Indian business and us.”
Antsev said that the company is willing to work on technology transfer and to collaborate with old shipyards and partners for development of ships and submarines. He said that the company has already started collaborating with India and work on project 75 is underway besides working on the development of Vikram Aditya and also in consultations with Goa Shipyard among others.
He said, “We aware of the plans to localise the technology in India. It is for the governments of Russia and India to decide on the sensitive issue of technology transfer. But we are ready to take part in whatever naval projects our governments agree upon.”
He further said that the company has its systems including combat management systems, fire control systems, radar systems installed on almost all projects of Indian ships.
Antsev further said that Morinformsystem-Agat suggests integrating Club and Brahmos missiles on Indian surface – Ships with a universal general purpose fire control system. Then, from one ship both cruise missiles could be launched that will increase their capacity and efficiency.