Cobham, Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) agreement for aerial refuelling equipment
Cobham and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) have agreed that TASL will manufacture for Cobham’s world – leading 5th generation air-to-air refuelling equipment at TASL’s facility in Hyderabad, India.
The partnership also reinforces TASL’s continued fast – paced growth towards being a preferred partner to the global aerospace & defence industry. As a leader in the aerostructures industry in India, TASL has successfully undertaken complex global transition programs for Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and has recently announced a new partnership with RUAG Aviation for the Do 228-212 NG structures.
‘’ This business agreement has been implemented as a key element of our business strategy to establish a world class supply chain footprint in India to support long term programme delivery obligations, including proposed India air-to-air refuelling requirements. This multi-million pound engagement marks the beginning of a strategic long term arrangement with TASL,” said David Squires, Chief Operating Officer of Cobham.
“The relationship between Tata and Cobham is a testimony of new-generation partnerships with key technology leaders from across the globe are partnering with India and the Tata group for their global customers. In Cobham, we see a commonality of values, which are a foundation for future collaboration. We seek to develop this into a strategic partnership wherein we would be partners in the growth and success of Cobham and its customers.” said S. Ramadorai, Chairman–Tata Advanced Systems.