Mahindra Defence Systems, Lockheed Martin Commemorate C-130J Training Center for Indian Air Force at Hindon, NCR

New Delhi, Aug 30, 2017 – Mahindra Defence Systems dedicated its state-of-the-art C-130J Super Hercules simulator training center in service to the nation at a commemorative event at the Air Force base at Hindon. With a full motion simulator, the C-130J training facility offers complete training solution of training aircrews who operate the C-130J special operations aircraft acquired from Lockheed Martin (NYT: LMT) in 2011.

“We are delighted to partner with Lockheed Martin in this venture in service to the Nation,” said S. P. Shukla, Group President, Aerospace & Defence Sector, and Chairman, Mahindra Defence Systems. “We believe this will help deliver the objectives of the Government of India and the Indian Air Force of building indigenous military capabilities. Mahindra Defence Systems, in its endeavor to support the Make in India initiative of the Government of India, is consistently building the ecosystem through similar programs towards a mission ready IAF,” he added.

The center will deliver qualitative and quantitative training to hone the tactical and operational skills of the C-130J pilots, combat system operators and loadmasters to conduct special operations across National and International boundaries. Towards this end, the state-of-the-art full motion simulator offers realistic and holistic learning environment through day and night training scenarios.

“The commencement of formal training on the C-130J Weapons Systems Trainer demonstrates our commitment to meet the defence needs of the Indian Government,” said Phil Shaw, chief executive, Lockheed Martin India. “In partnership with Mahindra Defence Systems, Lockheed Martin is meeting the increasing global demand for C-130J military flight training with a new training center in India. Lockheed Martin’s Rotary & Mission Systems division will provide lifecycle support to C-130J Super Hercules pilots and aircrew”

About Mahindra Aerospace & Defence

Mahindra Aerospace has led the Mahindra Group’s foray into utility aircraft and aerostructure manufacturing since 2008. Its utility aircraft business, based in Australia, currently produces the Airvan 8, the most capable, rugged and versatile utility aircraft in its class. Certified in more than 30 countries, over 220 are in service. Mahindra Aerospace has also developed next-gen 10-seat turboprop, the Airvan 10 which has been certified in US & Australia. Mahindra Aerostructures based at Bengaluru produces parts, components & sub-assemblies for platforms produced by global OEM majors.

Mahindra Defence has companies engaged in catering to needs of all three wings of Defence forces –Army, Air Force and Navy. Our product range includes armoured vehicles, underwater warfare equipment, radars and surveillance equipment’s etc. Through our Land Systems units in India and UAE we have been supplying customized armoured vehicles to the Indian Army and Para Military Forces and overseas customers. Naval Systems unit based in Pune has been supplying Sea Mines, Decoy launcher & Torpedo launchers, large composite structures for defence applications to the Indian Navy. We are also engaged in Defence Electronics through our Telephonics JV.

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About Lockheed Martin Corporation

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Contact:

Shubhada Dharwadkar,
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
Office: 91-22-2491 7040
Mobile: +91-7738183486
dharwadkar.shubhada@mahindra.com

Catherine Sneed,
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Office: +1 407-306-1132
Mobile: +1 203-522-7297
catherine.h.sneed@lmco.com

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