Adani joins hands with EDGE Group to boost defence & aerospace solutions

Adani Defence & Aerospace has signed an agreement with EDGE Group which will help in catering to the requirements of global and local customers. Before this, Adani inaugurated the Kanpur facility which is spread over 500 acres and will produce a full spectrum of ammunition and missiles, with an initial investment of over ₹3,000 crores ($362.1 million).

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Making another significant deal in the business sector, Adani Defence and Aerospace has signed a landmark agreement with EDGE Group, which is among the world’s one of the leading advanced technology and defense groups in the UAE. 

According to the agreement, both giants will establish a global platform that will help in leveraging the defence and aerospace capabilities, which will help catering the requirements of global and local customers. As per details, the domains of both the companies will evaluate cooperation across EDGE’s and Adani’s core product domains that includes missiles and weapons covering airborne, surface, infantry, ammunition, and air defence products, platforms and systems covering unmanned aerial systems (UAS), loitering munitions, counter-drone systems, unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), as well as electronic warfare (EW) and cyber technologies.

The deal will not only help in exploring the establishment of R&D facilities in India and the UAE but will also ease the development, production and maintenance facilities in two captive markets. 

Taking it to official X handle, Ashish Rajvanshi, the CEO of Adani Defense & Aerospace announced the collaboration. He said that this partnership will create a global platform for defence and aerospace solutions, focusing on development, manufacturing, and R&D.

Before this, Adani Defence & Aerospace had inaugurated two significant facilities in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, marking a landmark development in India's defense sector. These facilities are among the largest of their kind in South Asia and are part of a broader initiative to boost India's self-reliance in defense manufacturing.

The facilities spread over 500 acres, will produce a full spectrum of ammunition and missiles, with an initial investment of over ₹3,000 crores ($362.1 million). The complex has already started rolling out high-quality small, medium, and large-caliber ammunition, with an initial rollout of 150 million rounds of small-caliber ammunition, covering about 25% of India's annual requirement.

In addition to ammunition, the facilities will include advanced explosive-handling capabilities for missiles and precision-guided munitions. This move aligns with India's "Atmanirbhar Bharat" (self-reliant India) initiative, emphasizing the need for indigenous production of critical defense technologies amid evolving geopolitical dynamics.