TCS signs up with SAAB to set up ADDC

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Mumbai, Sep 10 (UNI) Indian IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today announced its partnership with defence aviation major SAAB for the establishment of Aeronautical Design and Development Centre (ADDC) in India, to address the global market.

TCS, in a release here, said ADDC will create a single source of design and development capabilities within India, in addressing domestic and the global defense and civil aeronautical applications. ADDC capabilities across the product lifecycle include: Design and Development of Structures / Systems for new Platforms, Performance Studies and Virtual prototyping, Aircraft Sustenance Engineering, Manufacturing Support, Production and After Market Support, Life extension / Upgrade Programs, Avionics and Mission Critical Software Development.

The release, quoting SAAB chief executive officer Ake Svensson, said the co-operation is not limited to any specific product but was aimed at building a joint capability to leverage collective strengths across the globe.

Commenting on the partnership, TCS chief executive officer and managing director S Ramadorai said the cooperation would have a strong blend of SAAB's technology solutions and TCS global engineering model to address the growing opportunities in the aerospace and defence sector.

Tata Industrial Services Limited (TISL), which oversees and monitors contracts, was instrumental in forging this cooperation.

TISL Managing Director Uma Pillai said formation of ADDC was the first step in harnessing the potential of the two global organisations in aerospace and defense sector.

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