Bharat Forge Signs a Memorandum of Understanding With General Atomics, USA

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Bharat Forge Signs a Memorandum of Understanding With General Atomics, USA

Companies to collaborate for Indian Navy Lithium-Ion Battery System for naval platforms/submarines Program

Bharat Forge Ltd., the world’s leading technology solutions provider and forging company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with General Atomics, US, a global leader in the research, design, and manufacture of a diverse portfolio of electromagnetic and advanced power and energy technologies.  Under the terms of the MOU, Bharat Forge and General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) will collaborate for Lithium-Ion Battery System for naval platforms/submarines to address the requirements of Indian Navy. The parties have also agreed to partner with each other in the area of permanent magnet motors. 

Bharat Forge Signs a Memorandum of Understanding With General Atomics, USA

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Baba Kalyani, Chairman Kalyani Group said, “We have been relentlessly working towards bringing niche technologies in the country with the aim of making Indian self-reliant in defence verticals. GA is a market leader for in-service Li-Ion Battery solutions for naval platforms/submarines and and our partnership with General Atomics is a firm step in the direction to develop Make in India solutions for Indian Navy and setting up a strong defence technology and manufacturing vertical within India.”

 “We look forward to working with Bharat Forge to meet the requirements of Indian Navy. Our Li-Ion battery system has been developed after 10 years of rigorous R&D. Instead of the usual ‘fault prevention’, our design philosophy is based on assuming a fault and requiring fault containment’, which has made our system extremely safe and reliable”, stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “We are committed to working with companies like Bharat Forge, whose reputation for excellence and dedication to quality is synergistic with ours, as we continue to deliver technology innovations and cutting-edge systems for undersea and surface platforms.” 

About Bharat Forge 

Bharat Forge Limited (BFL) is the flagship company of the Kalyani Group and a global provider of high performance, innovative, safety & critical components and solutions to various industrial sectors including Automotive, Railways, Power, Construction & Mining, Defence, Aerospace, Marine and Oil & Gas.  In its Defence profile, Bharat Forge has expertise in design, development, engineering and manufacturing in systems and sub-systems space for Artillery Guns, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Protected Vehicles, Ammunition, Defence Electronics, Small Arms and Marine solutions.

About General Atomics

General Atomics pioneers state-of-the-art technologies and innovations across the full spectrum of science and technology. General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) is a leader in the research, design, and manufacture of first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system are currently transforming how naval aircraft launch and land aboard US Ford-class carriers. In addition to EMALS and AAG, GA-EMS offers a portfolio of multi-mission systems, components, and integrated solutions for satellites, space systems, missile defense, power and energy, and processing and monitoring applications worldwide.

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