L&T partners with ideaForge to offer UAVs for defense usage

Mumbai-settled construction and private sector defense giant Larsen and Toubro (L&T) on Friday announced its partnership with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) maker ideaForge to provide drones and allied systems for defense usage.

In a filing at the exchange, the company said, “As a part of the MoU Both the companies will combine their strengths to offer hi-tech, integrated drone solutions to enhance security and surveillance. And will also offer anti-drone solutions to counter the threat of malicious or unintended usage of drones.”

Speaking on the partnership, Ankit Mehta, CEO, ideaForge said, “We are excited to partner with L&T as it will bring their vast experience in design and development of Defence systems to our product offerings as well as a global orientation to address market demands.”

“Our collaboration will create a platform to help develop mission-specific, fully integrated solutions that customers worldwide are looking for,” he said.

“We are confident this alliance will create a successful Make in India collaboration between a diversified engineering conglomerate and a young, technology-driven company for across the range of offerings.” J. D. Patli, Whole Time Directors & Senior Executive VP of Defence and Smart Technologies.