SASMOS-GKN Aerospace JV in India Wins Multi-million Dollar Wiring Contract from Saab for T-7A Aircraft

Mumbai, India – Fokker Elmo SASMOS Interconnection Systems Ltd (FE-SIL), a Joint Venture (JV) between GKN Aerospace and SASMOS HET Technologies Ltd, based in Bangalore, India, has bagged a multi-million dollar contract from the Swedish defense and aerospace group Saab. FE-SIL will manufacture the Electrical Interconnection Systems (EWIS) for the Boeing-Saab T-7A trainer aircraft aft-section in the advanced jet that will train the next generation of fighter and bomber pilots. 

The T-7A trainer aircraft is produced by Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, in collaboration with Saab AB, and is designed to meet the military’s future pilot training requirements of the US Air Force.

FE-SIL will deliver the required wiring systems for the advanced aircraft’s aft fuselage under the multi-year contract. This contract will strengthen FE-SIL’s relationship with Saab and Boeing by providing them with cost-effective global solutions. The first EWIS ship-set is expected to be delivered in 2022 by FE-SIL’s Centre of Excellence for Aircraft Harnesses in Bangalore.

H G Chandrashekar, CMD, SASMOS, said, “We are proud and delighted that Saab has shown confidence in FE-SIL’s capability. We are excited to play a critical role in this program and to be the long-term partner for the world’s latest technology aircraft.”

To this added, Michiel van der Maat, Vice President, GKN Aerospace Defense, “We are very proud of the expansion of our business relationship with Saab. Thanks to the FE-SIL team’s continued commitment to quality, on-time delivery, and customer focus, we have now been selected for the EWIS aft-section wiring on this exciting new Boeing-Saab platform.”

Image Source: SASMOS HET Technologies Ltd

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