According to Business Standard, The Boeing Company and India’s MoD owned Bharat Electronics Limited are expanding their partnership through a follow-on contract involving the manufacture of subassemblies for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jet. This contract, for Super Hornet subassemblies, expands work that Boeing awarded BEL in 2011.
Dennis Swanson, VP of International Business Development for Boeing Defense, Space & Security in India was quoted saying, “Boeing’s relationship with BEL demonstrates our commitment to work with the Indian industry to foster global growth and market access.”
Regarding BEL, the company is engaged in the design, development and manufacture of a wide range of command, control, communications, computing and Intelligence solutions. According to H.N. Ramakrishna, BEL’s director of marketing, “BEL believes this cooperation with Boeing is a great opportunity and is ever willing to take it to greater heights”.