Boeing announced a partnership with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Mahindra Defence Systems (MDS) for manufacturing the F/A-18 Super Hornet in India for its armed forces and pursuing the joint development of future technologies. The partnership will transform India’s aerospace and defence ecosystem, further building on its ‘Make in India’ success.
"Boeing is excited to team up with India’s only company that manufactures combat fighters, HAL, and India's only company that manufactures utility and surveillance aircrafts, Mahindra. This partnership brings the best of Indian public and private enterprises together in partnership with the world's largest aerospace company, Boeing, to accelerate a contemporary 21st century ecosystem for aerospace & defence manufacturing in India," said Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India. "Our partnership with HAL and Mahindra will enable us to optimize the full potential of India's public and private sector to deliver next-generation F/A-18 fighter capabilities. Together we can deliver an affordable, combat-proven fighter platform for India, while adding growth momentum to the Indian aerospace ecosystem with manufacturing, skill development, innovation and engineering and job creation."
"Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has always been at the forefront of development in India’s aerospace sector," said T Suvarna Raju, chairman and managing director, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. "This partnership with Boeing and Mahindra Defence Systems will create an opportunity to develop capabilities of the aerospace industry and strengthen indigenous platforms in India thereby contributing to the Make-in-India activities."
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