Tusa says Indians may be interested in buying next-generation light anti-tank weapons or NLAW missiles. The rockets, which cost about £ 20,000, were developed by the Swedish company Saab and manufactured in Belfast.
Britain is also expected to advertise its Sky Saber missile system to foreign governments. The surface-to-air missile was developed by the defense company MBDA to shoot down covert aircraft and hypersonic missiles.
Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said the British military was sending the Sky Saber system to Poland while on a trip to Warsaw in March. The missile was deployed along with 100 troops to guard NATO’s eastern border.
Johnson mentioned British defense companies on his recent visit to India. A strategic statement issued during the trip said: “Leaders noted the importance of strong defense industrial cooperation for the production of defense equipment, systems, spare parts, components, aggregates and other related products, as well as key capabilities.
“They noted cooperation in key areas of strategic cooperation, including modern fighter jets and advanced jet engine technology.”
Tusa says British defense companies could also plan to sell their equipment to countries such as Poland, Romania and Bulgaria, which have all Soviet-era weapons stockpiles.
But Tusa warns of readiness British companies to offer a market opportunity represented by Russia’s hesitant war efforts.
He says military commanders have failed to support British products for their own armed forces and that this has hampered international sales, adding that foreign armies are unlikely to support goods like the BAE if they do not buy it. in bulk first the British army.
“There are no British tanks, for example. We don’t have a production line,” he says.
“At the moment, the military just wants to buy American stuff, so £ 14bn is mostly for them.
“With Ukraine, we would think that the army will go to BAE Systems to demand more artillery ammunition, but such activity is not happening.
“We are stuck because there is a great lack of activity in the Ministry of Defense in this regard. There is a perceived lack of commitment from our own armed forces. We are in a weak position and everything was predictable.”
The war in Ukraine has refocused on the readiness of armies to fight. But as global nations seek out outside Russia to bolster their armaments, Britain may have to stock up on its products before trying to sell them elsewhere.