French electronic system manufacturing and testing group, Spherea signed an MoU with Crown Group, a defence maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firm on Wednesday at DefExpo 2022 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Both companies to establish an electronic repair centre for the development and deployment of maintenance test solutions for the Indian defence sector under “Make in India.”
According to the statement, the electronic repair centre is to be established in Goa, which will cater maintenance engineering services, including repair and life extension solutions for electronic devices. However, the repair centre is intended to be inaugurated in 2023.
“We are delighted to have the leading French testing solutions company, Spherea, as our partner. We look forward to building the partnership with Spherea and utilising our respective technical expertise and capabilities, towards enhancing operational availability of aircraft fleets and contributing to the security of the nation,” Rear Adm Devender Sudan (Retd) said, Head of Aerospace division, Crown Group Defence.
Regarding the tie-up, Florence Pabon, Vice President (Sales) of Spherea Group said that India and France have a long history of defence cooperation and this partnership will add another milestone to this glorious relationship. Crown Group Defence has been a leading contributor to the Indian defence sector and we believe that this partnership will allow us to use our technical expertise in the testing of electronics to benefit the Indian defence projects under the “Make in India” and “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” initiatives.
Spherea has been in the business of design, manufacturing and support of automatic test equipment (ATE), test programs, test systems and associated services intended for the development, integration, production and maintenance of electronic Systems, according to the statement.
Christian Dabasse, President and CEO of Spherea Group said that we are joining hands with Crown Group Defence with an aim to demonstrate India’s vision of achieving self-reliance, particularly in defence technologies.
“Partnering with a major French testing solution company will bring its technical and industrial expertise and help strengthen our capabilities as we continue to expand and make strategic tie-ups that accelerate our growth plans,” said Vice Adm Paras Nath (Retd) AVSM, VSM, Group President of Crown Group Defence.