PM lays foundation stone for aircraft manufacturing facility in Vadodara

PM lays foundation stone for aircraft manufacturing facility in VadodaraPrime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for C-295 transport aircraft manufacturing facility in Vadodara, Gujarat.

The C-295 transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force will be manufactured by Tata-Airbus.

Apart from manufacturing 40 aircraft, the facility at Vadodara will be manufacturing additional aircraft for Air Force requirements and exports, as per Defence Secretary Aramane Giridhar.

C-295 aircraft manufactured at this facility will be state-of-the-art aircraft. The aircraft manufacturing is the first Make in India aerospace programme in the private sector involving the full development of a complete industrial ecosystem; from manufacture to assembly, test and qualification, to delivery and maintenance of the complete lifecycle of the aircraft.

Under the terms of the deal, 16 C-295 aircraft are scheduled to be delivered between September 2023 and August 2025 in flyaway condition, while the remaining 40 aircraft will be manufactured at the Vadodara facility.

Further, 13,400 parts, 4600 sub-assemblies and all significant component assemblies will be manufactured by 25 domestic MSME suppliers spread across seven states.

All these 56 aircraft will be fitted with an indigenous electronic warfare suite developed by Bharat Electronics and Bharat Dynamics.

Tata-Airbus facility is due to complete its IAF commitment by 203 products start exporting its products to other nations as well.

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