SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Renowned for its expertise in the automotive and industrial sectors, Bharat Forge has set its sights on a new frontier—the aerospace industry. With ambitious plans to manufacture critical components for both civilian and military projects, the company aims to play a pivotal role in advancing India’s capabilities in aerospace technology.
Bharat Forge, a stalwart in the field of engineering and manufacturing, is diversifying its portfolio by venturing into the aerospace sector. The company has identified opportunities to manufacture key components essential for aircraft, including landing gear, transmission systems for helicopters, and gearboxes for various types of aircraft. This strategic move aligns with Bharat Forge’s vision to contribute to both civilian and military aerospace projects, capitalizing on the significant growth potential in the sector.
As part of its aerospace venture, Bharat Forge is gearing up to produce components that are crucial for the functioning of modern aircraft. This includes single crystal blades, known for their high strength and temperature resistance, and high-technology forgings essential for jet engines. By expanding its capabilities to encompass these advanced components, Bharat Forge aims to position itself as a key player in the aerospace manufacturing landscape.
In a strategic move to solidify its presence in the aerospace domain, Bharat Forge has entered into a partnership with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI). This collaboration, announced in January 2023, focuses on the manufacturing of main landing gear components, sub-assemblies, and assemblies for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) in India. GA-ASI, a subsidiary of General Atomics based in San Diego, brings its expertise in unmanned aerial systems to the table, creating a synergy that could propel both companies to the forefront of aerospace manufacturing.
Bharat Forge’s expansion into the aerospace sector is strategically timed, considering the increasing demand for both military and civilian aircraft components. The company recognizes the potential in manufacturing components for military applications, such as landing gear and transmission systems, while also eyeing opportunities in the burgeoning civilian aerospace market. The decision to manufacture components for a diverse range of projects positions Bharat Forge as a versatile player in the aerospace supply chain.
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