New Delhi:Boeing the US-based aircraft major that has provided India with the strategic lifter the C-17 and the maritime reconnaissance plane the P8-I, will come in a big way to show top of the line defence equipment that drives the US forces.This will includes planes, helicopters, UAV’s and specialised planes like the ‘tilt-rotor’ V-22 Osprey.
A range of industry-leading aerospace and defense capabilities will be at display at the eighth edition of DEFEXPO India 2014 to be held here from February 6 to 9.
Boeing will feature defence products and services of interest to India, including large-scale models, interactive displays, a mobile console for the P-8I maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft and a Virtual Mission Board. Product models will include the C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter, P-8I, AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift transport helicopter, V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles such as the ScanEagle.Boeing’s broad line-up of defence products and services is designed to meet India’s security requirements..
“Our presence in India goes back over seven decades,” said Pratyush Kumar, president Boeing India. “Today, we are proud that our products and services are contributing to India in a positive way, bringing modernization and mission-readiness to its defense forces. We are here for the long-term to strengthen all aspects of the country’s aerospace capabilities, well into the future.”
Boeing will demonstrate services and support capabilities during the show through presentations and discussions on lifecycle support tools, training, Performance-Based Logistics, planning and forecasting and spare part management.
“India is an important market for Boeing and we are committed to working closely with the defense ministry, armed forces and industry to meet India’s defense and security needs," said Dennis Swanson, vice president, Boeing Defense, Space & Security for India. “We look forward to highlighting the breadth and depth of our defense capabilities for the India market and meeting with customers and partners during the show.”
Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems.
As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.
Boeing has been active in India for 70 years with its commercial airplanes providing the mainstay of India’s civil aviation sector, and more recently its military aircraft have started to play an important role in the modernization and mission-readiness of India’s defense forces. Boeing is focused on delivering value to its Indian customers with its advanced technologies and performance driven aircraft underscored by life-cycle support services.
Concurrently, Boeing is committed to creating sustainable value in the Indian aerospace sector - developing local suppliers, pursuing business partnerships and shaping technical collaborations with Indian companies and institutions.