India's Tata gets work for Saab's next-gen Gripen

  • 12-Feb-2009 09:47 EST
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The Aeronautical Design and Development Center (ADDC), a design and development center in India operated by Saab and Tata Consultancy Services, has been awarded its first contract by Saab for the Swedish company's next-generation Gripen fighter jet. Saab describes the ADDC as a "long-term relationship [between Saab and Tata] undertaking to transfer technology and competencies in the aerospace sector. The ADDC is set up with an aim to provide engineering, services, and solutions and to address market opportunities in areas such as structures, systems, avionics, and aftermarket support. The ADDC will address the requirements of the global and Indian aerospace and defense markets."

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