Tata Boeing Aerospace JV delivers first fuselage for Indian Army

The Apache will provide the Indian Army with a significant boost in capability just as the AH-64 did for the Indian Air Force," says Salil Gupte, who heads Boeing India

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
Apache Attack Helicopter, TBAL, Tata-Boeing, Indian Army

TBAL has produced and supplied 190 Apache fuselages to Boeing’s Apache final assembly plant in Mesa, Arizona.

Tata Boeing Aerospace (TBAL), a Hyderabad-based joint venture (JV) between Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) and The Boeing Company, delivered on Thursday the first fuselage for six AH-64 Apache attack helicopters ordered by the Indian Army.

TBAL has produced and supplied 190 Apache fuselages to Boeing’s Apache final assembly plant in Mesa, Arizona. More than 90 per cent of the parts used in these aero-structure assemblies are manufactured in India through over a hundred micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), supporting the government’s Make in India vision. 

Tata Group recently won the “Supplier of the Year” award for 2022 from Boeing, beating out more than 11,000 suppliers worldwide.

There are more than 1,275 Apaches in operation worldwide. These have accumulated over 4.9 million flight hours, of which 1.3 million have been in combat. The Apache attack helicopter has the reputation of being the world&rsquo


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First Published: Jan 19 2023 | 8:30 PM IST

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