Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) have signed a framework agreement to develop aerospace and defense manufacturing, including unmanned aerial vehicles (drones).

The companies will access markets for products and platforms developed together by Boeing and TASL. TASL is already on contract to manufacture aerostructures for Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook and AH-6i helicopters.

‘This agreement with TASL is significant because it demonstrates Boeing’s commitment to expanding its aerospace manufacturing footprint in India,’ Shelley Lavender, president of Boeing Military Aircraft said.

‘This framework agreement [...] gives us an opportunity to explore the massive potential in India for aerospace manufacturing and make the investments required to grow the industry,’ said  S. Ramadorai, chairman of TASL. ‘Boeing’s platforms require complex manufacturing processes within a competitive cost structure and we are confident that the partnership will be able to deliver high quality aerostructures out of India.’

This story is reprinted from material from Tata Advanced Systems Limited with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.