Smiths Detection Signs MoU for the Manufacture of Screening Technologies in India


Smiths Detection has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Navratna Defence PSU (public sector undertakings) Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for the manufacture of advanced X-ray screening technologies in India. The MoU between Smiths Detection and BEL will help both firms to meet India’s domestic security needs. The MoU has been signed in line with the Indian Government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative that seeks to increase manufacturing activity in the Indian market. Though defense is its mainstay, BEL has been exploring opportunities in allied non-defense areas like homeland security and cybersecurity. The MoU fits well with this intended expansion. With an increasing movement of people and goods at critical infrastructure, land borders and urban sensitive points, there is a growing requirement for screening technologies in India.

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