Collins Aerospace, a unit of the Raytheon Applied sciences and one of many world’s largest suppliers of aerospace and defence merchandise, has been concerned within the indigenous Mild Fight Plane (LCA) TEJAS program and is within the avionics aspect of the enterprise particularly sensors and show methods, mentioned Sunil Raina, MD, Buyer & Account Administration. He mentioned the corporate is taking a look at increasing its presence within the civil aviation trade.
“As well as, we’re additionally working with TEJAS for our mechanical, Aero Construction and energy management tools on the plane. We’re capable of providing an entire resolution on these platforms and have been in a number of discussions with Hindustan Aeronautics Restricted (HAL) on this hi-tech merchandise. That is additionally true for TEJAS MK-1A,” Mr Raina mentioned.
On Aero India early this month, HAL was awarded a ₹47,000-crore contract for 83 TEJAS — 73 of them larger capability TEJAS MK-1A variant — with deliveries scheduled to start in early 2024. This takes the TEJAS jets on order to 123. The indigenous content material is about 52% and HAL is taking a look at methods to extend it to 65%.
Collins serves a considerable buyer base in India, together with native and worldwide governments, aerospace unique tools producers (OEMs) and defence contractors, and is betting huge on the civil aviation sector too.