The creation of L&T MBDA Missile Systems Limited has brought together two global leaders in their respective fields of activity.
Ranked by Forbes as one of the most innovative companies in the world, Larsen & Toubro, is a major industrial conglomerate with highly diverse activities ranging from engineering and construction to technology and financial services worldwide. The company also boasts an active defence business covering a wide range of solutions.
MBDA is the recognised European leader in missiles and missile systems and is able to offer the very best technology available in every segment of the market - air, land and sea. Its proven skills have seen the company being selected to lead Europe’s major collaborative programs such as Meteor, Storm Shadow / SCALP and Aster.
Larsen & Toubro is a technology, engineering, construction and manufacturing conglomerate with a global customer base. It is one of the largest and most respected companies in India's private sector. Nearly eight decades of a strong, customer-focused approach and the continuous quest for world-class quality have enabled it to attain and sustain leadership in all its major lines of business. A thrust on international business has seen overseas earnings grow significantly. It continues to grow its global footprint, with offices and manufacturing facilities in multiple countries. The company's businesses are supported by a wide network, and have established a reputation for strong customer support. L&T believes that progress must be achieved in harmony with the environment. A commitment to community welfare and environmental protection are an integral part of the corporate vision.
In response to changing market dynamics, L&T has gone through a phased process of redefining its organisation model to facilitate growth through greater levels of empowerment. The new structure is built around multiple businesses that serve the needs of different industries such as:
MBDA is the only European group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems that correspond to the full range of current and future operational needs of the three armed forces (land, sea and air). The multi-national group, with over 10,500 employees working from facilities and offices across France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom as well as the USA, is jointly owned by three major shareholders: AIRBUS (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Leonardo (25%).
With extensive experience of working with leading platform suppliers around the world (fixed and rotary wing aircraft, above and below surface naval craft of all sizes as well as military armoured vehicles), the group offers a range of 45 missile systems and countermeasures products already in operational service and more than 15 others currently in development. MBDA's activities can be divided into four main domains: