US India sign historic F/A - 18 Super Hornet manufacturing deal in India
NEW DELHI - US Boeing on Thursday announced a partnership with PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Mahindra Defence Systems <link> (MDS) for manufacturing the F/A-18 Super Hornet <link> fighter jets in India.
The Super Hornet 'Make in India' proposal is to build an entirely new and state-of-the-art production facility that can be utilised for other programmes like India's Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) programme, the company said in a statement.
"This partnership brings the best of Indian public and private enterprises together in partnership with the world's largest aerospace company, Boeing, to accelerate a contemporary 21st century ecosystem for aerospace & defence manufacturing in India," said Pratyush Kumar, the president of Boeing India.
The announcement was made on the second day of the Defence Expo here.