American aerospace and defense suppliers present a broad range of the nation’s most innovative and reliable aerospace and defense solutions, with the intent of gaining a stronger foothold across the region’s growing aerospace market at Aero India 2023, February 13 through 17 in Bengaluru.
As reported by the International Trade Administration (ITA), India’s aviation sector holds great potential for U.S. companies. By 2024, the domestic aviation market in India is expected to grow to $30 billion, making it the third largest globally. In addition to this, India has the third largest armed forces in the world, and are amongst the largest military spenders ($76.6 billion) with plans to spend billions of dollars on defense articles over the next several years.
Fourteen (14) of America’s leading manufacturers and suppliers, many with proven operating partnerships already in-country, are exhibiting within the USA Partnership Pavilion, the centerpiece of the national effort, organized by Kallman Worldwide, Inc., in coordination with numerous government agencies, including the departments of Commerce, Defense, and State. Entering its 60th year in 2023, Kallman Worldwide will be representing the North American presence at the show as returning advocates for global trade. With over 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry, their industry and show knowledge far exceed that of any other American pavilion organizers.
The group includes three companies, Astronautics Corporation of America, Jonal Laboratories, Inc., and United Performance Metals, who are new to show and Jonal Laboratories, Inc., completely new to market. Along with representation from nine states – California, Illinois, Virginia, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin, the capabilities of these exhibitors range from airframes and engines to materials and components. The USA Partnership Pavilion presents a well-established destination for buyers looking for an efficient way to meet a critical mass of leading suppliers, an on-site business center for U.S. exhibitors looking to maximize their exposure and impact at the event, and a networking forum for all to share ideas and insights.
A comprehensive list of U.S. Exhibitors, their capabilities, products, and services can be found at Sourcehere.com – the Official Digital Directory of the USA Partnership Pavilion and number one online platform for aerospace companies and professionals.
“Six decades of experience has taught us that global trade is a year-long conversation punctuated by events. For Kallman Worldwide, the yearlong conversations take place on www.Sourcehere.com where international buyers and suppliers come together on an online marketplace designed to facilitate connections and sales 365/24/7. It’s the perfect tool for sourcing products, companies, agents, and services and will power onsite connections in the USA Partnership Pavilion at Aero India 2023.”
U.S. global leader, Lockheed Martin, features heavily at this year’s show, presenting amongst the most innovative capabilities on offer to the Indian Armed Forces including the F-21 fighter aircraft, C-130J transport aircraft, MH-60R “Romeo” multi-mission helicopter, JAVELIN Weapon System, and S-92 multi-role helicopter.
“We are excited to participate at Aero India 2023 to showcase our advanced capabilities and address our customers’ biggest challenges for the 21st Century. Our participation will be focused on engaging with our customers while creating opportunities for the local industry to feed into the global supply chain and manufacture in India, for India and for the world,” said William (Bill) Blair, chief executive, Lockheed Martin India Private Limited. “We continue to strengthen and grow our presence and partnerships in India for strategic security and greater self-reliance in the defence sector. We have a high degree of confidence in the manufacturing and technical capabilities of the Indian industry which is reflected through our two joint ventures and multiple associations with public and private companies of all sizes including MSMEs.”
The prime attraction at the Lockheed Martin booth will be the F-21 fighter aircraft cockpit demonstrator that will be available for defense and aerospace customers and partners to “fly” the jet for themselves, experiencing its unmatched performance. The F-21 fighter aircraft, which is on offer to the Indian Air Force (IAF) for the Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft competition, is configured with the latest sensors and mission avionic systems that couple onboard and off-board data information into an effective, easy to manage combat situation display.