India-based firm Tata Advanced Systems has partnered with Lockheed Martin to co-produce major aerostructure components to fly in all future C-130J Super Hercules.
At the Defexpo 2014, Lockheed Martin will highlight its 20-year history with India and discuss new areas for partnership and collaboration with its valued customers, in addition to display of various programs including C-130J Super Hercules, Aegis Combat System and tactical missiles like Javelin and DAGR.
“Lockheed Martin is looking forward to meeting with a variety of customers and partners at Defexpo,” said Phil Shaw, Lockheed Martin Chief Executive, India. “We are committed to expanding our business in India, and I believe our portfolio of defense and security capabilities aligns well with the needs and requirements in the region. We are excited to continue discussions as we look for new and innovative ways to support our Indian customers.”
Lockheed Martin also has a joint venture in Gurgaon, India with Fly Wings Aviation to provide simulator training to India’s domestic airlines flying Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 aircraft.
Other commitments of Lockheed Martin with the region includes the DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme, and the support to IIT Delhi for research in the nano-bio technology field.
Lockheed Martin recently submitted a Program Notification Letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 2014, for a type design update for its Model L-382J airplane, a civil-certified variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules to be marketed as the LM-100J. More than 100 L-100s, which were the commercial variant of the first generation C-130, were produced from 1964-1992
Rolls Royce has been awarded a $182 million modification to an existing contract for C-130J propulsion system sustainment. The contract modification provides for the exercise of the seventh annual option, a one-year ordering period for sustainment services including logistics support, program management support, engineering services, spares, and technical data in support of the C-130J propulsion system
Elbit Systems has won a $15 million contract to upgrade the Israeli Air Force's (IAF) C-130H Hercules transport aircraft. The contract will be performed over a two-year period
The Indian Air Force has finalised an order for an additional batch of six Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules tactical transports, according to Flight Global. The letter of offer and acceptance was signed on 27 December
Norway has requested technical, engineering, and software support for C-130J aircraft for an estimated cost of $107 million. The Government of Norway has requested a possible sale of C-130J technical, engineering and software support; software updates and patches; familiarization training for the Portable Flight Planning System (PFPS) and Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS); spare and repair parts; U
Lockheed Martin today delivered 300th C-130J Super Hercules, an MC-130J Commando II assigned to the U.S
Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL), a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Lockheed Martin, inaugurated Indias 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 Indias “Make in India” initiative
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