Raytheon, TASL to co-produce Stinger missile components


Raytheon Company signed a memorandum of understand­ing with India’s Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) to engage in co-production of Stinger air defence missile components. “Our agreement with Tata Advanced Systems deepens our industrial partnershi­p in India with a global technology leader and will expand the range of options and capabiliti­es for US and coalition forces to achieve their missions,” said Duane Gooden, Vice President, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems.

As part of the new pact, TASL could produce components of the Stinger missile in India. Stinger has both surface-to- air and air-to-air applicatio­ns against a variety of airborne targets.

“This collaborat­ion with Raytheon is in keeping with other partnershi­ps that TASL has with global leaders in the defence and aerospace sector. We look forward to becoming a key contributo­r to the Stinger missile for India,” said Sukaran Singh, CEO and Managing Director of TASL.

“We will seek to expand our relationsh­ip to other missile systems and technologi­es, and contribute to the progressiv­e implementa­tion of the ‘Make in India’ initiative to address multiple objectives of the government, such as value addition, employment, and control over key technologi­es,” added Singh. In 2016, India was one of three internatio­nal customers to order Stinger missiles. India will equip its AH-64 Apache attack helicopter­s soon to enter service with the Indian Air Force.”

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