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Dubai Airshow: Boeing and Tata announce aerospace joint venture in India

·         To co-produce aerostructures and pursue integrated systems development opportunities

·         To produce Apache fuselages

·         Accelerates momentum for “Make in India”

 The JV will initially create a manufacturing centre of excellence to produce aerostructures for the AH-64 Apache helicopter and to compete for additional manufacturing work packages across Boeing platforms, both commercial and defence. Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems intend to grow the JV partnership in the future, with a focus on opportunities to collaborate on development and selling of integrated systems.

“This partnership will capitalise on India’s industrial capability, innovation and talent to contribute to Boeing’s long-term competitiveness and position us for future growth in the global marketplace,” said Chris Chadwick, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “It is a demonstration of our commitment to further accelerate our partnership with one of the world’s fastest growing economies.”

“This agreement to establish a JV will propel the growth of the Indian aerospace sector by leveraging the world-class competencies of TASL and its supplier eco-system, as well as provide access to India’s world-class manufacturing capability, skilled talent and competitive cost structures,” said S Ramadorai, chairman, Tata Advanced Systems.

“Over the last 12 months, we have doubled our sourcing from India and are committed to continue that journey,” said Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India. “Our commitment was demonstrated by Boeing Chairman Jim McNerney’s presence at the recently concluded aerospace Innovation Summit in New Delhi and this JV is a clear example of Boeing’s long-term commitment to Make in India.”

“TASL is one of the select few in the private sector in India undertaking manufacturing and assembly of both aircraft and helicopters. The resulting scale and expertise at which the company now operates makes it well-positioned for large-scale systems integration work in India’s aerospace and defence sector,” said Sukaran Singh, MD & CEO, Tata Advanced Systems. Boeing and Tata group companies have established partnerships in India to manufacture aerostructures for Boeing’s commercial and military aircraft. Tata Advanced Materials has delivered composite panels for the power and mission equipment cabinets and auxiliary power unit door fairings for the P-8I long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft. TAL Manufacturing Solutions is manufacturing complex floor beams out of composite materials for the Boeing 787-9, the most modern aircraft with exceptional environmental and fuel-efficient capabilities. TAL Manufacturing Solutions has provided ground support equipment for the C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter.

TASL partners with Terma A/S for Naval Combat Management Systems

Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL), announced on 8th Oct 2014, the empanelment of TASL by Indian Navy for the ongoing & future requirements of naval combat management system.The empanelment process lasted 18 months of rigorous evaluation process conducted by a high level Indian Navy team. For Naval Combat Management Systems (CMS), TASL has partnered with Terma A/S, Denmark under a transfer of technology agreement. The companies have jointly established a  CMS Development Centre in Delhi to work closely with the Indian Navy and support the modernization process of Indian Navy. CMS is a thrust area for TASL and under the “Make in India” initiative  of the Prime Minister, the partnership is also exploring possibilities to jointly address global business opportunities. TASL and Terma A/S also join forces for the Surface Surveillance Radar system requirement of Indian Navy under the Buy and Make (Indian) Category of the Defense Procurement Procedure.Speaking on the occasion, senior managements of both companies expressed the desire to take the cooperation between the companies further to undertake joint development of advanced defense electronics and avionics systems.

TATA Advanced Systems Ltd. rated Level 3 in Capability Maturity Model Integration by SEI – CMMI

“Commitment to quality” as a supplier or as a partner has been a prime objective of Tata Advanced Systems, the Strategic arm of TATA group addressing Defence & Aerospace businesses. This has led the company to establish process efficient “Quality Management Systems”. In pursuit of process excellence, TASL is “Rated Level 3” for its Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) through SCAMPI-A (v1.3), the world’s current and most stringent appraisal methodology. The appraisal covered the operational units and facilities handling Defence projects and the activities like Systems Integration, Assembly Operations and R&D Work have been rated and appraised to “CMMI Level 3”, thus assuring our customers and business partners of high quality services offered from an environment which is defined and evolving through continual improvements. Developed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, CMMI is a continuous process improvement approach and a yardstick to measure a company's deliverables and services against industry best practices. The rating has been done after an exhaustive audit of projects and support functions. The CMMI Level 3 rating demonstrates the vow of TASL to design, build and deliver quality products and/ or services in time and at effective costs through consistent use of best practices of project and process management.

Airbus Defence and Space and TASL bid for the Indian Air Force’s Avro replacement programme

Companies will offer Airbus C295 under new teaming arrangement Airbus Defence and Space and Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) have submitted a joint bid to replace the Indian Air Force´s fleet of Avro aircraft with the market-leading Airbus C295 medium transport. The teaming follows a detailed industrial assessment and stringent evaluation of the Indian private aerospace sector by Airbus Defence and Space, which concluded with the selection of Tata Advanced Systems as the Indian Production Agency (IPA) exclusive partner for this prestigious programme. A total of 56 Avro aircraft are to be replaced. In the event of contract award, Airbus Defence and Space will supply the first 16 aircraft in ‘fly-away’ condition from its own final assembly line. The subsequent 40 aircraft will be manufactured and assembled by Tata Advanced Systems in India. This will include undertaking structural assembly, final aircraft assembly, systems integration and testing, and management of the indigenous supply chain. Airbus Defence and Space Executive Vice President Military Aircraft, Domingo Ureña Raso, said: “We firmly believe that, in the C295, we have clearly the best aircraft to replace the IAF Avro fleet and, in Tata Advanced Systems, we have secured the cream of the Indian private aerospace sector as our partner for this project. “The C295 is a superbly reliable and tough aircraft with outstanding economics which is proven in the most difficult operating conditions all over the world. It has already been ordered by 19 countries, many of which have placed repeat orders. And just this year it has dominated the market with orders for no fewer than 20 aircraft from five countries.” Mr. S. Ramadorai, Chairman,Tata Advanced Systems, said, “We are extremely pleased to announce our partnership with Airbus Defence and Space for the Avro replacement programme for the Indian Air Force. It is a landmark for the development of aircraft manufacturing capability in India, now that Tata Advanced Systems is poised to take this step toward building entire aircraft in India. The selection of Tata Advanced Systems by Airbus demonstrates the confidence that has been built in our ability to undertake this complex programme.”

Cobham, TASL Announce Metallic Structures Manufacturing Agreement

Wimborne, UK & Hyderabad, India – Cobham and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) have agreed that TASL will manufacture for Cobham’s world-leading 5th generation air-toair refuelling equipment at TASL’s facility in Hyderabad, India. During a rigorous sourcing and selection process, TASL were able to evidence world class capabilities and the capacity to support delivery against Cobham’s requirements. 

For Cobham, this agreement is further evidence of the strategic importance of India in the company’s strategy to grow its market presence and supply chain. The partnership also reinforces TASL’s continued fast-paced growth towards being a preferred partner to the global Aerospace & Defence industry.

''This business agreement has been implemented as a key element of our business strategy to establish a world class supply chain footprint in India to support long term programme delivery obligations, including proposed India air-to-air refuelling requirements. This multimillion pound engagement marks the beginning of a strategic long term arrangement with TASL,'' said David Squires, Chief Operating Officer of Cobham plc.

“The relationship between Tata and Cobham is a testimony of new-generation partnerships with key technology leaders from across the globe are partnering with India and the Tata group for their global customers. In Cobham, we see a commonality of values, which are a foundation for future collaboration. We seek to develop this into a strategic partnership wherein we would be partners in the growth and success of Cobham and its customers.” said Mr S Ramadorai, Chairman – Tata Advanced Systems.

TAS AGT to provide general surveillance solution for a private smart city

February 15, 2014 – TAS-AGT is working with a private smart city to provide general surveillance solution for the city area. Building on an enterprise level open architecture the surveillance system will include a video management system with intelligent analytics for detection & alert, vehicle counting, movement of people in unauthorised areas etc., over a dedicated GPON Network. The centralised monitoring solution will be key to the smart city security and will have its own dedicated power subsystem for 24/7 UPS.

Combat Management System's Proto Integration Lab (PIL) handed over to customer

 The Combat Management System (CMS) PIL (Proto Integration Lab) version developed by NOVA Integrated Systems , TASL subsidiary  with was successfully handed over to  customer in Hyderabad on 13th February, 2014 at NISL, Hardware Park, Hyderabad. The PIL version of CMS is the full-fledged prototype developed for the MRSAM (Medium Range Surface to Air Missile) program 

TASL subsidiary AIS awarderd Army's largest mini UAV order

Aurora Integrated System , a subsidiary of TASL  has won the tender for supply of 49 mini UAVs to Indian Army having qualified through a competitive bidding process. AIS has received the supply order from Northern Command for its system Aquilon, which is the largest such order for mini UAVs by Indian Army till date. Indegineously designed and developed Aquilon is a hand launched, man portable unmanned aerial system. It is ideal for providing frontline troops with increased situational awareness through its easy to deploy , easy to use fully autonomous mode of operation. 

TAS-AGT implementing a public surveillance system covering 28 locations

January 23, 2014 - TAS-AGT Systems Limited is implementing a public surveillance system that will cover 28 locations including critical power utilities and busy commercial complexes. With IP based CCTV surveillance solutions that includes Video Management & Analytics along with database & storage within a optical fibre security network and dedicated Command & Control centre for each of the 28 locations. TAS-AGT has also secured the maintenance for 8 years.