In a big boost to the “Make of India” initiative, the giant American Aerospace Company, “Boeing”, partnered with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Mahindra Defence Systems (MDS) for to manufacture the F/A-i8 Super Hornet in India.
“Boeing is excited to team up with India’s only company that manufactures combat fighters, HAL, and India’s only company that manufactures utility and surveillance aircraft, Mahindra. 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 215t century ecosystem for aerospace & defence manufacturing in India,” said Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India.
The Boeing F-18 Super Hornet is a medium combat aircraft which is in use by both the US Navy and Air Force. It is capable of performing various roles and meets India’s MMRCA need.