12:00 AM, February 17, 2010
Boeing to set up Analysis and Experimentation Centre in partnership with BEL in Bangalore
Boeing will soon set up an Analysis and Experimentation Centre (AEC) in partnership with BEL in Bangalore. The centre will analyze present equipment and visualize future requirements, said Jonathan Read, Senior Manager India for the Analysis, Modeling, Simulation and Experimentation (AMSE) Group which is part of Boeing's famous Phantom Works and does basic design for aircraft and systems. Read told Defenseworld.net that the centre will start functioning in March 2010 and would be manned by BEL and Boeing engineers. It will be set up within the premises of the Boeing research centre in Bangalore which will do fluid dynamics studies and other research in aircraft design. The work of the AEC will be on the network side rather than aircraft side said Read adding that its overall objective will be to identify areas of shortfall in military equipment and forecast requirements 5-10 years in the future. BEL, being the provider of radar, communication and electronics equipment to the Indian Armed forces understands the requirements of the Indian forces much better than Boeing. The U.S. company in turn will bring its equipment planning experience to play and help BEL in identifying the right areas to pursue, with the correct scientific tools in place.