Kalyani group signs MoU with Dastan Corp for upgrading Indian Navy’s torpedoes


Defence News India: Pune headquartered Bharat Forge Limited Wednesday inked a pact with Kyrgyzstan based DASTAN Corporation for development of advanced homing heads for Indian navy’s surface and sub-surface fleets.

“This collaboration brings together the manufacturing and technology excellence of two leading companies. We are looking forward to spread our foot print in marine business segment while working under the Make in India policy,” Baba Kalyani said.

In September 2019, Kyrgyzstan’s DASTAN Corp and Bharat Forge have partnered to cooperate in the field of joint trial and testing of a new homing system for Indian Navy’s CET65 and TEST71 torpedoes.

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“The Stage-I of this project has been successfully completed at DASTAN Corp. and in February to March 2020 we plan to proceed to the Stage-II, said Talaybek Temiraliev, President of DASTAN Corp. who was in India to participate in Defence Expo 2020 held in Lucknow.

“In this stage, we will carry out environmental naval field tests in the Indian Ocean,” he said while adding that successful results of these trials will enable the two companies to carry out upgradation of all CET65 and TEST71 articles in use by the Indian Navy.

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