The joint venture will initially create a manufacturing centre of excellence to produce aerostructures for the AH-64 Apache helicopter and compete for additional manufacturing work packages across Boeing platforms, both commercial and defence.
    
"Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems intend to grow the JV partnership in the future with a focus on opportunities to collaborate on development and selling of integrated systems," a statement by Boeing said.
    
Boeing had recently received an order for 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Both are the newest models of these aircraft.
    
Boeing India President Pratyush Kumar said that over the last 12 months, the company has doubled its sourcing from India. "We are committed to continue that journey," he said.
    
Boeing and Tata group companies have established partnerships in India to manufacture aerostructures for Boeing's commercial and military aircraft.

 

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