British engine major Rolls-Royce on Thursday opened a defence Service Delivery Centre (SDC) to offer localised engineering support to Indian forces, said a company statement.
According to the statement, the SDC will offer localised engineering support to improve the frontline capability of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Navy (IN) aircraft, and of the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).
As per IANS, Rolls-Royce said that the aim is to deliver the optimum support possible to over 750 aircraft engines which power the Indian armed forces.
The SDC, co-located with the Rolls-Royce Engineering Centre, will also have the capability to support new engine fleets.
The centre was inaugurated by Dominic McAllister, British Deputy High Commissioner, Bengaluru. Rolls-Royce’s President for Indian and South Asia, Kishore Jayaraman and Lee Doherty, Senior Vice President – Defence, Asia Pacific, were also present on the occasion.
Calling it a “new chapter” in the relationship with India, Jayaraman said that the opening of this Service Delivery Centre marks the beginning of a new chapter in the strong partnership that has existed for over eight decades between India and Rolls-Royce.