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Boeing joins hands with HAL, Mahindra for manufacturing the F/A-18 Super Hornet in India

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today announced a partnership with (HAL) and Defence Systems (MDS) for manufacturing the Super Hornet in for its

The US said the partnership will also work for joint development of future technologies in India, saying it will transform India's and defence ecosystem.

The announcement was made on the second day of the Defence Expo here.

said the partnership will be for production of an affordable, combat-proven fighter platform for

"is excited to team up with India's only company that manufactures combat fighters, HAL, and India's only company that manufactures small commercial airplanes,

"This partnership brings the best of Indian public and private enterprises together in partnership with the world's largest company, Boeing, to accelerate a contemporary 21stcentury ecosystem for aerospace & in India, said Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing

Last week, India had issued an initial tender or Request For Information for procurement of 110 single and twin seater fighter jets for in biggest such initiative in recent years globally.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 18:00 IST