Tata Advanced Systems
Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) is a fully owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, a holding company for the Tata Group. It is the lead systems integration company for delivering weapons from the Tata Group to the Indian security forces.
Products and services
Joint Venture with Sikorsky
TASL entered into a joint-venture with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation to manufacture the Sikorsky S-92 helicopters in India for the domestic civil and military markets. The plan was to have a USD 200 million manufacturing plant operational in Hyderabad by 2010. As production began, the first S-92 cabin was delivered in November 2010, and capacity was expected to increase to 36-48 cabins a year. By the end of July, 2013, assembly of 39 cabins had been completed.
The joint-venture with Sikorsky has since been expanded to include development of aerospace components for other OEMs. This facility, called Tara, also located in Hyderabad, was completed in 2011 and commenced production in 2012.
Joint Venture with Lockheed Martin
Another TASL joint-venture with Lockheed Martin, announced in February 2011, will build aerostructures for the C-130 Hercules and the C-130J Super Hercules in India. It is a 74:26 joint venture which currently assembles center wing box (CWB) and empennage (horizontal stabilizer and vertical stabilizer).
TASL is bidding to develop and build unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) (drones) for the Indian Armed Forces for surveillance. It has agreements with Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) and Urban Aeronautics for cooperation and co-development of UAVs in India.
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