Boeing to invest in new factory in India

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    Boeing to invest in new factory in India

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    It will create aviation ecosystem for its ‘Make in India’ plans for Super Hornet fighter aircraft

    Aerospace major Boeing will invest in a brand new factory in India and create an entire aviation ecosystem as far as its ‘Make in India’ plans for its fighter aircraft the F/A-18 Super Hornet are concerned, said the company’s F/A-18 Program vice-president Dan Gillian. He was speaking to a visiting Indian media team now in the U.S.

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    The multirole, dual seat aircraft is reported to be of interest to India, and now features in “Make in India” offers. He said that in the India plan, huge opportunities exist in the supply and manufacture of avionics, engine parts and landing gear components. Further, with improvements in displays, which now worked like an iPad, there were prospects in the fields of graphics too.

    Adding to his remarks, Boeing India’s president Pratyush Kumar called it a “crown jewel project” which includes indigenisation and tapping into a supplier chain of vendors.

    This will attempt to mirror the system around the Super Hornet production line at St. Louis, U.S., which is now supported by 800 vendors in 44 states and employs 60,000 people.

    Mr. Kumar added that with this plant, India could not only look forward to manufacturing the Block II Super Hornet and even an Advanced Super Hornet but also help it design and build an Indian-made ‘next generation’ fighter. According to him, this would also help advance the country’s aerospace capabilities

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    US is pushing into the Indian market selling them M4s, P-8 ASW Aircraft (option to buy more), offering KC-46 refueling aircraft, Javelin Anti-tank system, Stinger Missile, Apache helicopters with an option to sell 39 more. you guys are offering the latest and that is what India wants, but the question is why all this high end tech all of sudden?
     
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    Must be something with China and Pakistan. India also wants to modernize its military industry, from my understanding a lot these sales also come with technology transfer which is something we usually don't do but India is a huge market so we are forced to in order to compete. Historically Russia has been India's main supplier but because of geopolitical reasons India doesn't need to be tied to Russia as much as before. Plus Russia is now selling stuff to Pakistan.
     
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