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Published On: Mon, Jul 20th, 2015

Boeing Joins with Tata

Boeing and Tata Systems Ltd have joined forces to construct unmanned aerial vehicles and develop a new aerospace kit beyond India. Seattle-based Boeing isn’t new to aerospace innovation, and both companies will collaborate to create fully integrative systems while promoting future development. Large opportunities await, as do optimization increases in both defense and aerospace manufacturing.

In a recent statement, relayed through Reuters.com, Boeing’s future plans with Tata Systems will incorporate market-sold products jointly developed. Currently, New Delhi is attempting to encourage further participation within the industry, focusing on India manufacturing boosts and enhanced employment options. Defense employment, in particular, has been noted.

Tata Systems

Tata Advanced Systems is a subsidiary owned by Tata Sons. The TATA group’s Aerospace and Defense arm, Tata Advanced Systems is both a holding and operating company, enhancing its host company’s capabilities, equity and development. Tata Advanced Systems has imbued its systems with some of the industry’s finest technology, demonstrating astounding capabilities in several aerospace areas.

While Tata Advanced Systems conducts expansive research and hits a wide industry segment, their primary developments are considered missile systems and sub-systems. Radar sub-systems, command systems, control systems and optronic systems are additionally favored by the company, accommodating for its future in unmanned aerial system development.

Of course, Tata Advanced Systems holds homeland security solutions as a priority—not neglecting the industry’s need for security over future developments.

The Boeing Partnership

Boeing Military Aircraft President Shelly Lavender signed the partnership agreement. Boeing’s partnership has generated interest in further aerostructure creation with a high focus on its AH-61 and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. Such an agreement is significant due to Boeing’s recent commitment to aerospace expansion. India has consistently been a proving ground for its manufacturing plans, being a prime location to test innovative solutions.

Tata Advanced Systems operates from a facility near Hyderabad and is a partner of many global OEMs, including Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Airbus Group and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Many have speculated upon its value due to industry connection, and several group companies have highlighted Tata Advanced Systems for its excellent Manufacturing Solutions and Advanced Materials branches.

Unmanned drone Image/Video Screen Shot

Unmanned drone Image/Video Screen Shot

From Artillery to Future Creations

Tata Advanced Materials, itself, has provided numerous mission and power equipment solutions. Its auxiliary power unit doors, equipment cabinets and P-81 ranged maritime surveillance systems have jump-started the industry. From submarine warfare aircrafts to the aerospace spray paint booth industry, Tata Advanced materials has generated complex solutions to age-old problems.

Its crossover with Boeing is apparent in Boeing’s 787-9. The craft shares many composite materials with Tata, and its exceptional fuel efficiency and environmental mechanics accommodate for both companies’ expansion. Tata Advanced Systems has also delivered numerous ground support control solutions. Its supported C-17 Globemaster III air-lifter will aid future plans, as its strategic design also impacts joint production.

A New Aerospace Partnership Movement?

Between Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems, highly intuitive designs, production processes and products will be produced. Pratyush Kumar, President of Boeing India, refers to the partnership as “a perfect milestone”, one capable of increasing the company’s momentum for years to come. Boeing’s 100th year of business functions on its exceptional groundwork, furthering the partnership’s viability.

Potentially, the partnership will reveal new possibilities on aerospace’s manufacturing side. The Chinook helicopter’s parts production will open the door to contractual companionship, boosting cross-company partnership perception. Of course, the future is still “framework”, but such agreements often pave new avenues on classic ideologies. Both Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems hold world-class competency, increasing India’s vender ecosystem. Exploring great potential within the aerospace manufacturing system is vital for the industry’s success.

While Boeing’s current manufacturing platform is complex, it’s confident in the new partnership. Both entities use competitive cost structures to remain effective and relevant, making them prime candidates for one another. The future isn’t set in stone, but such an agreement—in itself—is a durable foundation.

Guest Author: Jeremy Biberdorf

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