The Tata group is leading the 'Make in India' charge in the Defence & Aerospace spaces and is a key private sector player in the industry.
In aerospace, Tata has emerged as a global, single-source supplier for a number of important fixed wing and rotary wing programmes. In the defence domain, as a trusted partner to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), armed forces and Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Tata is playing an increasingly important role in defence programmes of strategic importance.
Going forward, the group is focused on: partnering global OEMs for 'Make in India' programmes for fighters, helicopters, transport aircraft and weapon systems and land systems; building unmanned systems; supporting other critical aerospace & defence programs for the Indian defence sector, and setting up world-class aero engine components manufacturing facilities.
Business Highlights FY 2017-2018
- Tata group announced the consolidation of five Aerospace and Defence businesses into a single entity to be known as Tata A&D
- Tata A&D will be amongst India’s largest private aerospace and defence players post consolidation, moving beyond providing individual products to developing integrated offerings and executing larger and more complex products
- TASL forged a strategic alliance with Lockheed Martin to manufacture F-16 Block 70 fighter jets in India