Subject: US based Firm Crowe & Company, South Carolina, USA signed MoU with DRDO, Ministry of Defence,GOI
On 2nd August 2013 a MoU signed in US Chamber of Commerce, 615 H St NW, Washington, DC 20062 by Ms Faye Crowe, CEO, Crowe and Company, 975 Bacons Bridge Road Summerville, SC 29485 USA with Shri Avinash Chander, Scietific Adviser to Raksha Mantri, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and DG, DRDO in presence of then Indian Ambassador Ms Nirupama Rao.
In this occasion Dr John Holdren, Senior Adviser to the US President on S&T, Ron Somers, President USIBC and former US Defence Secretary William S Cohen among the guest.
Some News papers quote ““We are hoping that (technology transfer) would be a two way street,” former US Defence Secretary William S Cohen said, adding that this is a very significant step. He described it as a very “excellent example” of reverse technology transfer.
“We are planning to introduce the EDK to the US Army and US homeland security forces and in other international markets after getting necessary approvals from the US regulatory institutions,” said Fay Crowe, CEO and president of the company.
The launch of EDK in the US was significant in more ways than one, said the Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao, who described the transfer of technology as “an important milestone in the process of evolution of India-US strategic partnership.”
Chander was upbeat over first of DRDO developed products getting globalised with the transfer of Indian technology to the US which not long ago looked at the DRDO “as a very reluctant supplier”.
Fay Crowe, owner of the company now manufacturing the selling these kits in the US, said she believed the kit could have prevented the Boston Marathon explosions.
The kit was launched in Washington on Friday for production and sale in the US and other countries in the region, by Crowe and Company, a South Carolina firm.
It is currently undergoing tests by US military and other security agencies but may soon be headed for use by coalition forces in Afghanistan through a non-profit.
SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES
“This kit has a much better field deployable position than other items. We have just signed an agreement with a US company to take the technology to South America. The technology would be presented to the Columbian Defense Ministry and to Panama and across the world,” Crowe said.
It is India which holds the patent on the technology, and Crowe has paid an unspecified amount to commercialise it in the US and would also pay royalty on the EDK kits sold.
“Yes”, she said when asked if Boston bombings could have been prevented if the technology was available in the US at that time.
“I believe that it could have been deployed in Boston and with proper training if the kits were in use…at large events, it would every easy to implement a posture where you can detect explosives,” she said.
THE ECONOMIC TIMES
As per available records of Ms Faye Crowe, CEO, Crowe and Company 975 Bacons Bridge Road Summerville, SC 29485 USA in Internet is following
Crowe And Company, LLC
975 Bacons Bridge Road
Summerville, SC 29485
Phone: (843) 991-6759
Company Contacts – Fay Crowe
Location Type – Single Location
State of Incorporation South Carolina
Year Established 2007
Annual Revenue Estimate 100000
SIC Code 8742, Management Consulting Services
NAICS Code 541613, Marketing Consulting Services
Distribution Channels Consultants in Summerville, SC
Distribution channels consultant
Management Consulting Services
As a vigilant citizen of India I request you to please help me to know the about the truth of above mention statements made by Ms Fay Crowe CEO, Crowe and Company 975 Bacons Bridge Road Summerville, SC 29485 USA.
- Whether she and her company is competent for such tie with Indian Defence Premier Organization DRDO, Ministry of Defence, GOI.
- Whether she applied for necessary approvals from the US regulatory institutions as claimed by Ms Faye Crowe, CEO, Crowe and Company.
- Whether she introduces the EDK to the US Army and US homeland security forces as claimed by Ms Faye Crowe, CEO, Crowe and Company.
- As per news paper Ms Faye Crowe, CEO, Crowe and Company has paid an unspecified amount to commercialise it in the US and would also pay royalty on the EDK kits sold. Any approval for financial deal with DRDO.
- As per news paper “It is currently undergoing tests by US military and other security agencies but may soon be headed for use by coalition forces in Afghanistan through a non-profit. In this regard information may kindly be provided.
Hope you will take it seriously for the sake of dignity of both countries.
With warm regardsPrabhu Dayal Dandriyal 21-Sunderwala, Raipur, Dehradun-248008 Phone – 0135- 2787750, Mobile- 9411114879, e-mail id email@example.com website – www.corruptionindrdo.com