A joint venture between Tata and Lockheed Martin, Tata Lockheed martin Aerostrucutres Limited (TLMAL) is set to bring new cutting edge technology to aerospace industry in india. Pushing Government’s “Make in India” movement the new state of the art metal to metal bonding facility will create 80 additional jobs.
The state of the art facility will be located at Adibatla, Hyderabad and the new 4700 square meter facility will use technology across manufacturing programs for complex aerostructures manufacturing and increased indigenization.
The new venture is increasing the indigenization of C-130 manufacturing by transitioning the production of 2000 previously imported parts to Tata Sikorsky Aerospace which were previously manufactured by suppliers outside India.
The joint venture company currently employs 500 skilled employees to produce 24 C-130 empennages annually and 85 TLMAL-built empennages have been installed on C-130Js delivered by Lockheed Martin to its global customers, including the Indian Air Force and more than 400 C-130Js have been delivered to operators in 18 nations around the world.
According to George Shultz, Vice President and General Manager of Air Mobility and Maritime Missions at Lockheed Martin:
“Given the C-130J’s worldwide presence, it is fitting that one of its core components is the result of a strong global partnership that we have with India, Tata and TLMAL. The TLMAL team continues to exceed expectations in terms of quality of work and in meeting delivery commitments. Today, we celebrate the success of TLMAL, its growth in terms of capabilities, and its impact here in Hyderabad, in India and around the world.”
Sukaran Singh, MD & CEO, Tata Advanced Systems Limited further added the following:
“We are delighted to expand the scope of our partnership with Lockheed Martin, a testament of TASL’s increasing capabilities in complex aerostructure manufacturing. It is a matter of pride that aerostructure components manufactured at our Indian facility are an integral part of the world’s most successful and advanced tactical airlifter, which is also being used by the Indian Air Force. TASL continuously strives to strengthen the manufacturing capabilities of the country by bringing cutting-edge technologies, and building capability and capacity to make India more self-reliant. ”
About Tata Advanced Systems
Founded in 2007 and a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata sons, Tata Advanced System engages in defense, aerospace, aero-structures, and homeland security businesses. Headquartered in India, Tata Advanced Systems is becoming a significant player in the global aerospace market, becoming the premier manufacturing partner for global OEMs, including Boeing, Airbus Group, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, Cobham Mission Equipment, as well as the Government of India’s Defense Research & Development Organization.
About Lockheed Martin
Founded in 1909, Lockheed Martin is a security and aerospace company that engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services worldwide. Headquartered in the US, Lockheed Martin operates through four segments: Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control (MFC), Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS), and Space. Lockheed Martin employs around 100000 employees worldwide.