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First Made-in-Hyderabad fuselage for AH-64 Apaches delivered



The first fuselage for six AH-64 Apache attack helicopters produced at Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (TBAL) facility in Hyderabad for the Army was delivered on Thursday


This is a proud milestone and a testimony of our commitment towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat and the world-class manufacturing capabilities at our joint venture Tata Boeing Aerospace Ltd at Hyderabad' said


Salil Gupte, president, Boeing India.


The Apache will provide the Indian Army with a significant boost in capability just as the AH-64 has for the Indian Air Force, he said.


Boeing had completed the deliveries of all 22 AH-64 Apache helicopters to the Air Force in 2020


TBAL'S 14,000 sq metre facility produces complex aero-structures for Boeing 757 and 777 models in


addition to being a global sole source supplier for Apache fuselages


The joint venture between Boeing and Tata Advanced systems Ltd (ASL) employs more than 900 engineers and technicians and utilizes cutting-edge-robotics, automation and advanced aerospace concepts in its manufacturing processes


Successful delivery of the first fuselage for Boeing AH-64 Apache combat helicopters for the Indian Army is the result of the hard work and seamless collaboration of the teams at TEAL" said Sukaran Singh, managing director and chief executive officer, TASL


He said this delivery also positions India as an important manufacturing base in overall Boeing operations


"We stay committed towards progression of indigenous defence manufacturing with strong focus on the quality and timely delivery," he said. trin


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