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Alpha Design Technologies Pvt Ltd to present its capabilities at Aero India, 2005
Alpha Design Technologies Pvt Ltd, Bangalore who pioneered the INTEGRATED MODERN SOLDIER concept during DEFEXPO 2004 in New Delhi, India will again be a prominent exhibitor at the forthcoming AERO INDIA EXHIBITION in Bangalore, Feb 9-13,2005 (Hall ‘B’ Stall Nos. 273, 274, 279 & 280). The company seeks to become a major private sector player in India's emerging defence market through a series of joint ventures with world leaders in niche technologies.

Alpha Design Technologies Pvt Ltd was set up in late 2003 to meet the emerging high technology requirements of the Defence and Para-Military markets in India and abroad. This is being achieved by establishing Joint Ventures with world-renowned firms for indigenous manufacture and through a process of technical collaboration, system integration and technical support. Ultra modern production / test facilities are being installed at their factory in Bangalore. They have also established a branch office in New Delhi for enhanced technical / sales support to their clients.

Alpha invites you to visit and discuss your specific requirements in high-tech defense. They have planned to exhibit a wide range of products / services as follows: -

(a) Infantry Night Vision and Sighting Systems (Integrated Modern Soldier) including N/CROS, Mini NSEAS, MARS, Aim 1C / 1V, Laser Pointer (From our JVC – Alpha-ITL Electro-Optics Pvt Ltd)

(b) AK-47 Day Sight from Alpha-IRDE Collaboration.

(c) Perimeter Security Systems from our JVC – Alpha-Magal Electronic Security Systems Pvt Ltd

(d) Soldier Tracking System, COMET / Low Cost Land Navigation System: from our JVC – Alpha-Azimuth Measurement Systems Pvt Ltd

(e) MI-17 Helicopter Simulator: Joint Product of Alpha & AMST

(f) Airmor Systems Simulator (from IMI) mounted on MI-17 Simulator

(g) IGLA shoulder Fire Missile Simulator from Alpha-Beltechexport Collaboration

(h) Air Book Laptop Simulator from Alpha-Simigon Collaboration

(i) Military Rugged Displays from Alpha-Oceana Collaboration.

AERO INDIA - has grown in strength and has become Asia's largest air show after Singapore. The exhibition has attracted manufacturers from all over the world and some of the most advanced aircrafts will demonstrate their prowess.

For inquiries, please contact:

Col. (Retd.) H.S. SHANKAR VSM
Ph. No. +91-80-25356640 / 42
Fax: +-91-80-25356641

Posted by Nikhil Khanna @ 2:29 AM


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