IAI to Supply India With $93 Million Worth of Surface-to-Air Missiles
Between 2013 and 2017, India accounted for 49% of Israel's arms export, making it the third largest arms supplier to India, according to SIPRI
Israeli government-owned defense contractor Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) has entered $93 million agreements to provide India with naval medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) systems, IAI announced Wednesday. The contracts were entered into with the Indian Navy and Bombay-listed government-owned company Cochin Shipyard Ltd.Founded in 1953, IAI is Israel’s largest aerospace and defense company. The company develops, manufactures and supplies systems including anti-missile systems, unmanned and robotic systems, and intelligence and cybersecurity systems.
In October, IAI signed a $777 million contract with Indian state-owned company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to supply it with long-range surface-to-air defense missiles and missile defense systems.
To date, MRSAM has produced more than $6 billion in sales, according to IAI statements.
IAI's medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) systems. Photo: IAI
Israel is the third largest arms supplier to India, according to a 2017 arms transfer report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Between 2013 and 2017, India made up 49% of Israel's arms export, the report showed.