Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (Step Down Subsidiary of Bharat Forge), a joint venture between Kalyani Strategic Systems and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems of Israel is all set to expand its product profile. The JV will now venture into the space of Missile systems with the New Generation Precision Guided Munitions (NGPGM), Air Defence systems and capabilities for MRSAM, LLQRM and QRSAM programs. The expansion will also include the Drone Dome system (Radar and laser beam system for detecting, jamming and destroying drones) and the Naval Remote control Weapon Station Systems Program.
As part of its first phase of expansion in March 2017, KRAS included provision of indigenous solutions to New Generation Precision Guided Munitions (NGPGM) and Long Range Guided Bomb (LRGB) in the company's production facility at Hyderabad. As part of its second phase of expansion, KRAS will now also provide indigenous solutions for Missiles Systems like Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM), LLQRM, QRSAM as well as the Naval Gun Program and Drone Dome System. This expansion will bring-in niche technology in the country for such advanced defence systems and will further boost the JV's commitment to 'Make in India'. One of the fastest growing defence JVs, KRAS has now also been granted defence industrial license by DIPP for undertaking all its envisioned activities.