13 Juni 2016
HAL Light Combat Helicopter (photo : Visal Jolapara)
Supersonic BrahMos Cruise missile is not the only weapons system which India plans to Export to Vietnam well informed and highly reliable sources close to idrw.org and now Defence Ministry plans to allow HAL and DRDO officials to hold further talks with Vietnam officials to explore export of other defence weapons to Vietnam.
State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) plans to revive previously held discussions with Vietnam officials on sale of Advanced Light Helicopter “Dhruv” Helicopters and also plans to offer Light Combat Helicopter which is still under development but lately has been generating lot of interest from various countries due to its cheaper price tags and its ability to perform exceptionally well in higher altitudes.
HAL also plans to explore the possibility of collaboration on training crews and supply of spares for Sukhoi Su-30MK2 fighter fleet operated by Vietnam . DRDO on other hand wants to offer indigenously developed Ground level radars , communication , Surveillance equipment along with many Naval Types of equipment developed by its associated labs for equipment in warships.
India and Vietnam recently discussed the sale of Mobile Coastal Battery equipped with BrahMos missile for use against sea-based targets .