General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), today announced their collaboration with Sankhya Infotech Limited, to produce Simulation & Training Solutions for SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) program. These aircraft variants are designed to provide advanced surveillance capability for maritime and littoral missions, an increasingly important mission for India as it seeks to play a larger role in securing the sea lines of communication in the Indian Ocean.
This partnership aims to tailor RPA crew training to comply with the relevant Indian standards. GA-ASI anticipates working with Sankhya to provide simulation and training solutions in compliance with global standards and to deliver cutting-edge training to pilots, sensor operators and maintenance crew.
This is the first of its kind collaboration of an Indian company with GA-ASI. According to Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI, "GA-ASI is excited to explore collaborations with various companies in India, our role as the world's leading manufacturer of RPA systems, radars, electro-optic and related mission systems, provides opportunities to build long-term relationships in India, especially in the Small-Medium Enterprise (SME) sector. GA-ASI is committed to building long-term relationships with Indian businesses. As part of any anticipated contract in India, GA-ASI would look to deliver an affordable, high-quality training platform, while adding growth momentum to the Indian defense ecosystem."
According to Sridhar Krishna, CEO and Managing Director, Sankhya Infotech, "Sankhya has always been at the forefront of developing globally recognized training systems for aerospace and defense sector. This is a validation of the tech capabilities of Indian aerospace & defence companies, which has moved up the value chain significantly & are now capable of exploring opportunities in very exclusive & cutting-edge technology areas." He further added, "We look forward to exploring collaborations with GA-ASI and believe it will create opportunities to develop capabilities for RPA and will give a big boost for our ability to serve a high precision simulation and training environment."