12:00 AM, February 11, 2009
BALTIMORE –Bangalore- Bharat Electronics Limited and Dynamatic Technologies Limited will manufacture components of the F-16 APG-68(V)9 fire control radar with Northrop Grumman Corporation as part of a broader initiative to engage Indian industry as strategic business partners. “Following an extensive evaluation of the Indian defence electronic manufacturing base, we feel that these two companies are best positioned to offer the depth of capability required to meet our customers’ demanding cost, schedule, and quality standards,” said Katie Gray, vice president of Northrop Grumman’s Global Sensor Solutions business unit. As part of a comprehensive co-production programme, Northrop Grumman engineers will work side-by-side with engineering teams from Bharat Electronics Limited and Dynamatic Technologies Limited to provide training and support to ensure a smooth transition to production. The engineering teams will collaborate on all aspects of the manufacturing process, beginning with a formal Production Readiness Review (PRR), and concluding with First Article Inspection (FAI) and First Article Test (FAT) milestones. Initial radar component deliveries are expected in the second quarter of 2009.