Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL), a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Lockheed Martin, inaugurated India’s first-of-its-kind metal-to-metal bonding facility at Adibatla, Hyderabad on Wednesday.
The new 4,700 square-meter metal-to-metal bonding facility adds a new cutting-edge capability to the Indian aerospace industry and enables TASL to use this technology across manufacturing programmes for complex aerostructures manufacturing and increased indigenisation, which directly supports the Government of India’s “Make in India” initiative.
TLMAL is also increasing the indigenization of C-130 manufacturing by transitioning the production of approximately 2,000 previously imported empennage parts to Tata Sikorsky Aerospace, Ltd. (TSAL), another Tata-Lockheed Martin joint venture located here. These parts were previously manufactured by suppliers located outside of India.
“Given the C-130J’s worldwide presence, it is fitting that one of its core components is the result of a strong global partnership that we have with India, Tata and TLMAL,” said George Shultz, Vice President and General Manager of Air Mobility and Maritime Missions at Lockheed Martin. “The TLMAL team continues to exceed expectations in terms of quality of work and in meeting delivery commitments. Today, we celebrate the success of TLMAL, its growth in terms of capabilities, and its impact here in Hyderabad, in India and around the world.”
“We are delighted to expand the scope of our partnership with Lockheed Martin, a testament of TASL’s increasing capabilities in complex aerostructure manufacturing. It is a matter of pride that aerostructure components manufactured at our Indian facility are an integral part of the world’s most successful and advanced tactical airlifter, which is also being used by the Indian Air Force.
TASL continuously strives to strengthen the manufacturing capabilities of the country by bringing cutting-edge technologies, and building capability and capacity to make India more self-reliant,” said Sukaran Singh, MD & CEO, Tata Advanced Systems Limited.
A Tata-Lockheed Martin Joint Venture has delivered 50th C-130J Super Hercules Empennage. TLMAL, a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Lockheed Martin Aeroframe Corporation, was established in 2010 and it began production of C-130J Super Hercules airframe components beginning in late 2011
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