Indian defense project spurs partnering

Feb. 7, 2013 at 1:38 PM

BANGALORE, India, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Rockwell Collins India and Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division are working together to win a contract from the Indian air force.

The contract target is the Indian Air Force Software Defined Radio program.

"Together, our companies provide the expertise to deliver the best-value software defined radio solution for the Indian air force while offering an unmatched opportunity for technology transfer," said Ram Prasad, managing director of Rockwell Collins India.

"This announcement formalizes what has been a long-standing and positive working relationship with Tata Power SED and will provide the Indian air force with advanced air and ground connectivity to meet their requirements.

"This relationship is very strategic in nature and would provide Indian defense with not only a local, within country, long-term support and maintenance provider but also access to state-of-the-art technology."

Under the partnership, Tata Power SED would be the prime contractor, while and Rockwell Collins would provide technology for the software-defined radio offering.

"Our teaming agreement with Rockwell Collins for the Air Force's Software Defined Radio program allows us to harness our core competencies in the high-tech arena of SDR for which Rockwell Collins is an acknowledged world leader with proven solutions," Tata Power SED Chief Executive Officer Rahul Chaudhry said.

"With this collaboration, we bring to India a proven high-tech communication technology with indigenous security, platform and system engineering as a trustworthy solution."

The companies, which announcement the partnership at the Aero-India trade show and exhibition, provided no further details on the air force program.

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