Bangalore based SASMOS HET Technologies Limited has celebrated two major milestones with European defence company MBDA: delivery of the 2,000th wiring harness assembly for the MICA programme, and delivery of the first wiring harness assembly for the ASRAAM programme.
ASRAAM and MICA are air-to-air missiles that meet the most demanding operational requirements and have been selected by the Indian Air Force.
The Indian company first started work with MBDA on MICA in 2013 and since then has delivered on time 2,000 wiring harnesses. SASMOS received an order from MBDA for the ASRAAM programme and has to date already successfully delivered qualified First Article products. SASMOS, through its continuous collaboration with MBDA, has delivered products of impeccable quality for these cutting-edge missile systems capabilities.
Over the last decade SASMOS has progressed from being a start-up organization to becoming a preferred partner by OEM’s and has created the benchmark for aerospace and defence harness manufacturing in India for mission critical applications.
These two milestones are significant in the `Make in India’ initiative and underscore the importance of Indian manufacturers in building the future of aerospace and defence globally. SASMOS has worked continuously with MBDA to bring new technologies to India, and create a talented work force through collaboration in manufacturing.
According to Loïc Piedevache, MBDA country head, India: “This delivery is not just an important milestone for SASMOS, but also for MBDA and the Indian aerospace and defence manufacturing industry,” adding, “This is a good example of MBDA’s industrial partnership in India. For many years MBDA has been working closely with Indian Industrial partners on high end technologies with significant quantities and business values over the years. SASMOS deliveries and relationship are perfectly aligned with MBDA’s long term strategy on Make In India.”
Chandra Shekar, Founder and Managing Director, SASMOS, said that: “We are proud of our association with MBDA and the achievement of these significant milestones. Our collaboration with MBDA has enabled us to create new competencies in India to deliver quality products to mission critical aerospace and defence applications. We are confident to grow with MBDA’s India initiative further and we have crafted a robust plan to take forward this initiative”.