Super Hornet Might be Assemble Locally in India

Super Hornet Might be Assemble Locally in India. Boeing has partnered with Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) and Mahindra Defense Systems for its attempt to sell more than 100 F / A-18 Super Hornet fighters to Indian Air Force.

The partnership aims to bring together the global supply chains, advanced manufacturing experience and design capabilities of the three companies to produce and support Super Hornets in India if selected to meet the requirements.

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Super Hornet Might be Assemble Locally in India, pic: F/A-18 of US Navy

"Boeing is pleased to team up with the only Indian company that manufactures combat fighters, HAL, and the Indian company that makes small commercial aircraft, Mahindra," says Boeing India President Pratyush Kumar.

"This partnership brings together the best of public and private companies in India in partnership with the world's largest aerospace company, Boeing, to accelerate a contemporary 21st century ecosystem for aerospace and defense manufacturing in India."

The American manufacturer affirms that its 'Make in India' proposal would see it build a new state-of-the-art production facility in the country, which could then be used for other programs, such as the stealth Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA). )

Boeing is launching the Super Hornet to meet a requirement by the Indian Air Force of 110 fighter jets that was reopened on April 6.

Under the terms of a request for information issued to six suppliers, about 16 or 17 aircraft can be built outside of India, while the rest must be built by local companies or an Indian production agency.

New Delhi is placing a strong emphasis on technology transfer, and bidders must also demonstrate how they will use local companies as suppliers and in the production of the aircraft.