19 Jun '16, 5am

#MakeInIndia US Major Boeing and TBAL (Tata) will be sole producer of AH-64 Fuselage Globally

In a major boost for the Make in India initiative, US aerospace major Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) have joined hands to set up a facility here to co-produce fuselages for the Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter and other aerostructures. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday laid the foundation stone of Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (TBAL) at the aerospace Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Adibatla on the city outskirts. The facility will also deal in integrated systems in aerospace and will eventually be the sole producer of AH-64 fuselage globally. The AH-64 Apache is the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopter and used by the US forces as well as many other countries. The Indian Air Force is to purchase 22 machines. Parrikar termed the joint venture one of the initial big foreign direct investment in defence and aerospace under the governmen...

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