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Hyderabad tech puts aerospace, defence manufacturing in new orbit


  • Hyderabad has a stronger missile base and its foundation was laid after the 1962 Sino-Indian border war.
  • The cabin of the Sikorsky S-92 chopper that ferries the US President Barack Obama is made in Hyderabad, as also some crucial components powering Isro’s inter-planetary craft to Mars, Mangalyaan.
  • Hyderabad’s aerospace and defence manufacturing sectors were propelled into a new orbit as Ratan Tata promised the government that he would park a project no less prestigious in the state.
  • Tata Advanced Systems Ltd set up its facility at India’s first aerospace SEZ at Adibatla on Hyderabad’s outskirts, putting the city on the global defence and aerospace map through joint ventures with Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky of US, and Swiss player RUAG investing, over Rs 4,000 crore.
  • Hyderabad’s strong base of over 1,000 SMEs coupled with IT firms catering to the aerospace segment have proved to be a major draw for global aerospace giants.
  • “Hyderabad’s strategic advantages are its emerging industrial base, infrastructure and availability of skilled manpower,” said Boeing India president Pratyush Kumar.

Source: ET

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