NEW DELHI — Tech-savvy British defense company Inzpire Ltd. has emerged as one of only a few overseas companies in the aerospace and defense industry that offer full compliance with the Make in India initiative. In more simpler terms, the company is offering complete technology transfer to aid in the development of sovereign capabilities for India.
During the Aero India air show held in Bangalore earlier this month, Inzpire presented a blueprint of wide-ranging aerospace and defense solutions including mission support that comprises a ground-based mission planning system and an onboard tablet-based mission management system, which brings dynamic and flexible capability into the cockpit for Indian aerospace requirements.
Under the Make in India policy, the Indian government is scouting for overseas defense companies that can team up with Indian companies to build a wide-range of aerospace and defense capabilities in the country, a Ministry of Defence official said.
Inzpire says it is prepared to give full technology transfer of a range of app-based capabilities, in addition to a digital moving map and high-performance GPS to Indian companies for multiple military-operated aircraft.
Aero India also witnessed Inzpire's GECO software, which was showcased for the first time. GECO allows customers to develop their own software applications within Inzpire's 2-D and 3-D displays and associated databases, creating a user-led experience that is compatible with customers' own hardware.
"We are teaming up with several Indian partners to build a variety of mission-enhancing products in the country to prove Make in India successful to create aerospace capabilities," Inzpire Chief Technology Officer Mark Boyes said.
"Make in India in aerospace and defense is indeed a win-win situation [for] both foreign and Indian partners that allows full technology transfer that allows India to absorb critical technology smoothly and bring down the cost while manufacturing high-tech defense products here," the MoD official said.
India will spend nearly $5 billion in the next five years to build niche aerospace technologies under its Make in India flagship policy.