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In a significant step in India’s journey to increase defence capability and manufacturing capacity out of India, Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) a direct subsidiary of Tata & Sons, is making assemblies for Boeing.
In the first week of June this year, it has delivered the first crown and tailcone assembly (manufactured at its Hyderabad facilities), for the Indian version of the CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter; thus displaying its capability for development and assembly projects in high technology areas to global quality standards. “This is a significant contribution to the Indian defense industry and demonstrate our commitment to the ‘Make in India’ initiative,” announced Sukaran Singh, TASL’s CEO and Managing Director. TASL is already delivering crown and tailcones for CH-47 Chinook helicopters for the U.S. Army and international customers. The CH-47F Chinook is the advanced multi-mission helicopter which is being operated by the U.S. Army and 18 other defence forces around the world.
Pratyush Kumar, President, Boeing India said “Tata Advanced Systems has demonstrated its ability to deliver high-quality components to the CH-47 Chinook program on schedule … We are clearly invested in leveraging the full potential of capability that exists in India to continue delivering greater value for less cost to our U.S. and international customers.”
This order for 15 helicopters for the Indian Airforce was placed in 2015, by the Ministry of Defence, India, to enhance India’s capabilities across a range of military and humanitarian missions. Delivery of the copter is scheduled to begin in 2019.
In support of the ‘Make in India’ initiative Boeing has 35 direct and 120 indirect suppliers in India which manufacture advanced and complex components and sub-assemblies for a range of various commercial and defence aircraft.
TASL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons for providing integrated solutions for Aerospace, Defense and Homeland Security. Now, a significant player in the global aerospace market, with the capabilities extending from design to full aircraft assembly. also it has the requisite capabilities to include missiles, radars, unmanned aerial systems, command and control systems, optronics and homeland security.
In the five years since its inception, it has become a premier manufacturing partner for global OEMs —Boeing, Airbus Group, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, Cobham Mission Equipment, RUAG Aviation, as well as the Government of India’s Defense Research & Development Organization.
Boeing entered India 75 years ago with airplanes and stayed to become the mainstay of India’s civil aviation sector. It is focused on delivering advanced technologies and performance driven aircraft underscored by lifecycle support services
Today, Boeing’s military aircraft and services business has become an important role in the modernization and mission-readiness of India’s Defence forces. Pratyush Kumar, President, Boeing India, said at the time of the Tata assembly delivery, “This delivery is another significant step in our journey to increase defence capability and manufacturing capacity out of India with our strategic partners.” Boeing, is also committed to developing local suppliers, pursuing business partnerships and shaping research and technical collaborations with Indian companies and institutions.