Hyderabad has become a global destination for defence companies looking to establish manufacturing or research units. The city has attracted biggies such as GE, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky in the past.
Lately, Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI) concluded a two-day summit aimed to create ties between Indian and international aerospace companies, R&D organisations. SIATI under this summit congregated experts mulling to produce aircraft, materials, components, structures, equipment and systems, conducted a summit at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Hyderabad.
The two-day summit dealth with new areas of R&D in electronics, policies of government, sourcing of electronic materials, innovation in materials for electronic components, testing requirement for defence electronics, export opportunities and linkages with suppliers, strategy for developing special materials for aerospace and defence, skill development etc.
The event which saw participation from the aerospace industry with over 400 delegates on both the days also showcased products and innovation of about 20 aerospace systems and component manufacturers from Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat and other States.
SIATI president C G Krishnadas, Ajay Kumar, secretary, Defence Production, Government of India, Anil Mattoo, GM, Avionics, HAL, Thenmozhi, GM, SLRDC spoke on current status of electronics and electrical systems in aerospace and shared the way forward.
P A Praveen, Director-Defence & Aerospace, Government of Telangana, presented the growth Telangana was making in the sector and how it was emerging as the investment destination for global giants.
Former scientific advisor to Raksha Mantri Vasudev K Aatre highlighted the role microsystem technology will play in the aerospace and the future of it.