American aviation company Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems on Monday announced a joint venture to manufacture airframe parts for the AH-64 Apache attack helicopters, which were recently ordered by India. The joint venture will also collaborate on development and selling of integrated systems in India, reported the Press Trust of India.

Chris Chadwick, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, said, "This partnership will capitalise on India's industrial capability, innovation and talent to contribute to Boeing's long-term competitiveness and position us for future growth in the global marketplace.” Boeing India President Pratyush Kumar said that the company has doubled its sourcing from India over the last 12 months.

Boeing and Tata group companies have established partnerships in India to manufacture aerostructures for the aviation major’s commercial and military aircraft.