Bharat Forge & GA-ASI Join Hands For Aerostructures Manufacturing

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  • Bharat Forge will make main landing gear components, subassemblies, and assemblies of remotely piloted aircraft
  • The partnership will result in significant capability-building for both: GA-ASI

Amid calls for making-in-India, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Bharat Forge Limited recently announced a partnership to manufacture main landing gear components, subassemblies, and assemblies of remotely piloted aircraft. The official release noted that Bharat Forge Limited has a state-of-the-art, digitally integrated manufacturing, assembly, and testing facility for aerospace components and systems. It manufactures structural and engine parts and subsystems for aircraft and engines for both civil and military applications.

Chief Executive of General Atomics Global Corporation, Dr Vivek Lall said that his company is eagerly looking forward to working with Bharat Forge in the critical field of aerostructure manufacturing. He added, “Bharat Forge’s expertise in the field of forging is known globally, and their outstanding contributions in the aerospace sector have inspired us to work together for building the next generation of the world’s most advanced unmanned aerial vehicles.”

GA-ASI believes that its partnership with Bharat Forge will result in significant capability-building for both companies and provide an impetus to the Indian large, unmanned aircraft industry.

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Bharat Forge CMD, Baba Kalyani opined that aerospace is a highly technology-intensive domain, which relies on product integrity, reliability, and ‘zero defect’. He remarked: “This is a culture by itself and demands a strong focus on people and processes. As part of our Aerospace Growth Strategy, our collaboration with GA-ASI is a strong testimony of our culture in Bharat Forge Aerospace to assimilate and demonstrate the same, as partners to General Atomics, in making India Atmanirbhar.”

California-headquartered General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is an affiliate of General Atomics. Founded in 1993, it is a leading designer and manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator RPA series and the Lynx Multi-mode Radar.

Part of the Kalyani Group, Pune-based Bharat Forge claims to be the largest repository of metallurgical know-how, design and engineering expertise, and manufacturing prowess in India. With over 50 years of experience in component manufacturing, Bharat Forge identifies itself as a full-service supply capability provider, which offers everything from concept to product design, engineering, manufacturing, testing, and validation.


 

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