Tata's foray into weapon delivery with TASL
- Founded in 2007, Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) is a completely owned auxiliary unit of Tata Sons, which is the holding corporation for the Tata Group.
- The company whose CEO and MD is Mr Sukaran Singh (from 1 December 2014) "is the lead systems integration company for delivering weapons from the Tata Group to the Indian security forces."
Tata's manufacturing partners
TASL is a manufacturing partner with various global original equipment manufacturers (OEM) including Airbus Group, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
TASL and Boeing announce strategic aerospace partnership
15 Jul 2015
- Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) signed a structure agreement to cooperate in aerospace and defence production and potential integrated systems.
- The agreement would also enable development opportunities between the two, which would include manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles.
- This agreement highlighted Boeing's dedication to furthering its aerospace manufacturing footprint in India and provide a boost to India's 'Make in India' program.
Tata's subsidiary alliances with Boeing
16 Jul 2015
- Not just TASL, but Tata Group's other subsidiaries have also been engaged in working with Boeing.
- P-81 long-range anti-submarine combat aircraft were aided by Tata Advanced Materials through the manufacture of "power and mission equipment cabinets and auxiliary power unit door fairings"
- TAL also manufactured complex floor beams for 787-9 Boeing and provided ground support equipment for the C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter.
Boeing and Tata come together for AH-64 Apache
9 Nov 2015
- Tata Advanced Systems and US aviation major Boeing announced their joint venture that will make aerostructures for AH-64 Apache attack helicopters (choppers).
- The joint enterprise will originally create a production centre of excellence to design aerostructures for the AH-64 Apache choppers.
- It will further compete for supplementary manufacturing work ensembles across Boeing platforms, both defense and commercial.
JV to help Boeing grow in global marketplace
9 Nov 2015
- Through the current Joint Venture Boeing hopes to capitalise on India's "industrial capability, innovation and talent" offerings to contribute to Boeing's long-term competitiveness.
- President and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security Chris Chadwick said that this venture would also further Boeing's future growth in the global marketplace.
- He further said that Boeing was committed to this journey.
Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems announce strategic aerospace partnership to make in India - Tata Advanced Systems - Tata group
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