The Tata Group have taken a major leap towards Make In India in the aerospace and defence sector as part of a new deal with Boeing.
Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) has agreed to work together with the US-based aerospace giant on manufacturing aerospace and defence equipment including unmanned aerial vehicles.
Pratyush Kumar, president for Boeing India, said: "As we step into our 100th year in business, a new aerospace partnership with India is the perfect milestone to accelerate the momentum we have generated for making in India."
S. Ramadorai, chairman of TASL, added: "It gives us an opportunity to explore the massive potential in India for aerospace manufacturing and make the investments required to grow the industry."
The companies intend to access markets jointly for the products and platforms to be developed by Boeing and Tata together.
TASL is already on contract to manufacture aerostructures for Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook and AH-6i helicopters.
The latest framework agreement is aimed at delivering further high-quality aerostructures out of India, boosting the Indian government’s push towards making products in India to create skills domestically.
Tata Advanced Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Sons focused on providing integrated solutions for aerospace, defence, and homeland security. Other Tata group companies like Tata Advanced Materials Ltd (TAML) and TAL Manufacturing Solutions (TAL) would also be supplying important components to Boeing.