Saturday, August 4, 2012

NEWS | Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures delivers first C-130 Center Wing Box

Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures delivers first C-130 Center Wing Box
 Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures, a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems and Lockheed Martin, today delivered the first C-130 Center Wing Box Made in India to Lockheed Martin.

The CWB was handed over by S Ramadorai, Chairman, Tata Lockheed Martin to George Shultz, C-130 Vice President Lockheed Martin in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, according to press release issued by the Tata company.

Lockheed Martin Corporation and Tata Advanced Systems had formed the joint venture company Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures last year to manufacture aerostructures for the C-130 aircraft produced by Lockheed Martin.

Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures established its greenfield manufacturing facilities in Hyderabad after breaking ground in February 2011.

Tata Advanced Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons focused on providing integrated solutions for Aerospace, Defence, Homeland Security and Disaster Management.

George Shultz said, "This is a proud moment for the C-130 program, Lockheed Martin and our Joint Venture with Tata but most important for the strengthening relationship between the United States and India."

S Ramadorai said that, "The delivery of the C-130 Center Wing Box is an important milestone for Tata's plans for the Aerospace industry. It also reflects highly of the determination, project execution and precision manufacturing expertise that India possesses."

Lockheed Martin, a global security company that employs about 123,000 people is engaged in research, design, development of advanced technology systems, products and services.


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