New Delhi: US defence major Lockheed Martin said it signed an agreement with state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to explore potential industrial collaboration in India’s aerospace sector.
The company said it was strengthening its relationships with the Indian industry and was working towards integrating it into the company’s global aerospace and defence ecosystem.
“We are excited to explore potential opportunities with HAL, one of the largest aerospace companies in Asia,” said JR McDonald, Vice President of Business Development – Integrated Fighter Group of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
“We are committed to continuing to integrate Indian industry into our aerospace and defence ecosystem and demonstrating Lockheed Martin’s commitment to India now and in the decades to come,” he said.
R Madhavan, Chairman and Managing Director of HAL, said his organisation is looking forward to working with Lockheed Martin in exploring opportunities in the domestic and international markets.
“Lockheed Martin is strengthening and growing its relationships with Indian industry to generate jobs and economic benefits in support of “Make in India,” “Self-reliant India,” and “Start-up India” initiatives, as well as in support of India’s air power mission,” the company said in a statement.