Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) ) on Sept 14 announced that it has signed an agreement with Rolls Royce for Make-in-India Adour engine parts to support the latter’s international defence customer base.
A HAL statement issued here read: “Through this partnership, Rolls-Royce aims to strengthen the ecosystem for Adour engines in India by building on HAL’s existing capabilities for manufacturing and supporting the engines for Indian customers over several decades”, reported TOI.
It added that this follows the MoU signed by Rolls-Royce and HAL during Aero India 2021 to establish an authorized maintenance centre for Adour at HAL to support international military customers and operators.
HAL CMD R Madhavan, said: “With more than 30 years of experience of supporting repair and maintenance services for Adour engines in India, HAL has the capability and capacity to support a large defence customer base. This is the first order for supply of spares for the Adour global supply chain. We plan to be a key player in the supply chain and expect more orders to follow.”
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Pointing out that the PSU looks forward to working with Rolls-Royce to serve the global market for supply of spares and MRO of Adour engines, he said that the agreement will create avenues for both firms to expand the defence sourcing footprint in India.”
President, Rolls-Royce India and South Asia, Kishore Jayaraman said his company’s valued partnership with HAL has grown from strength to strength over the last few decades and this is a significant step towards strengthening the defence manufacturing ecosystem in India.
Executive Vice President Business Development and Future Programmes (Defence), Rolls-Royce, Alex Zino, said, We are excited to expand our long-standing partnership with HAL to support long term sustainment of our Adour engines for both Indian and global customers”.
“This is our first defence supplies agreement in India and creates an opportunity for India to increase its defence exports given the robust demand forecast for high precision components in this sector”, he added.
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