Russia firm, Crown Group ink MoU on service support to Navy ships
Bengaluru: In order to provide augmented support to the Indian Navy for indigenous products and services, Crown Group Company — OSK India Pvt Ltd (OIPL) — on Wednesday signed an MoU with Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation.
The memorandum of understanding with state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation is for the maintenance and servicing of Indian naval ships and manufacture and supply of spares.
Speaking on the occasion, Commodore Rakesh Anand, CEO of OSK India Pvt Ltd (former CMD of Mazagon Docks Limited), said that it will lead to enhanced maintenance facilities for the Indian Navy to always keep its assets in combat-ready position.
“The Indian Navy possesses a substantial fleet of Russian warships and submarines which have been acquired over the years. These ships and submarines require continuous maintenance support so as to be combat-ready,” he said.
OIPL has been authorised to receive orders for Indian Navy ships and submarines of projects 1135.6, 61 ME, 1241 RE, 266ME, 877 EKM, for the supply of components and spare parts, technical service and repair of related weapon systems and equipment.
The group’s another company Aviatech Enterprises Pvt Ltd (AEPL) will also provide post-warranty product support for MiG 29K/KUB aircraft, associated systems, ground support equipment and Special to Type Test Equipment (STTE) present in the inventory of the Indian Navy.