LONDON, PUNE, India and DETROIT, December 8 /PRNewswire/ --

- Agreement underscores INCAT's expertise in the aerospace market and its commitment to leveraging this capability in India

Dassault Aviation and INCAT's parent company, Tata Technologies, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for ESO services. Under the terms of the MoU, INCAT, a global leader in Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO), will provide Dassault Aviation with Engineering Services in a number of critical domains, in support of the Indian Air Force MMRCA program, which involves significant offset requirements.

INCAT has been selected as a key offset partner for ESO delivery to help fulfill these offset requirements.

Utilizing INCAT's robust Global Delivery model, the services will be delivered largely from the recently established INCAT HAL Aerostructures Limited (IHAL) dedicated aerospace engineering services centre in Bangalore, India, and backed up by INCAT's delivery teams in France and the U.S.

The agreement is testament to INCAT's expertise in the aerospace market and its commitment to growing this capability in India as evidenced by the recent joint venture with HAL. Eric Trappier, Executive Vice-President International of Dassault Aviation says: It is essential to find partners with the right expertise and experience in both aerospace engineering and working in India. INCAT and Tata Technologies have proven credentials in both these areas.

Lokesh Srivastava, CEO of IHAL, comments: This MoU marks a significant milestone since the formation of IHAL and is a sure sign of the solid demand for our services.

About Dassault Aviation

In the past sixty years Dassault Aviation has delivered more than 7500 civil and military aircraft to 75 countries logging some 20 million flight hours to date. This unique worldwide experience has allowed Dassault Aviation to build up considerable expertise in the design, development, production, sale and support of all types of aircraft and a recognized and demonstrated know-how, innovative operational solutions as well as a pragmatic and dynamic approach to cooperation. Within the frame of a step-by-step approach initiated several years ago, its know-how in the field of systems technologies and airborne vectors allow the company to propose the best cost-efficient solutions to the users. Thanks to a pragmatic approach in its partnerships, Dassault Aviation has been able to establish a wide cooperation network with other companies, which is not only optimized for the success of today's programmes, but also contributing to the synergy of tomorrow's defence industries.

Dassault Aviation landmark in India is half a century old. From Toofany supplied in the previous mid-century, Mystere IV, Jaguar manufactured under licence by HAL, to the Mirage 2000, the relationship between India and Dassault Aviation has proven its robustness and longevity. Nathalie Bakhos Export Communication : + 33-0-1-47-11-65-11


INCAT, founded in 1989, is a Tata Technologies company. The company is a global leader in Enterprise IT Services and Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO) to the global manufacturing industry. INCAT, through its pragmatic approach to engineering and manufacturing processes and its unique-in-the-industry Global Delivery Model, delivers best-in-class solutions for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) and Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) to the world's leading automotive, aerospace and durable goods manufacturers and their suppliers.

INCAT is headquartered in the United States (Novi, Michigan), India (Pune) and Germany (Stuttgart). Tata Technologies is headquartered in Singapore. INCAT has a combined global work force of more than 3,000 employees serving clients worldwide from facilities in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Europe: Melanie Chevalier +44-0-20-77-49-44-21 India, Asia-Pacific Siddhartha Bortamuli +91-20-66529044 / 9090 North America: Daniel Saad, Director of Communications INCAT + 1-248-426-1841

Europe, Melanie Chevalier, + 44(0)20-77-49-44-21,, or India, Asia-Pacific, Siddhartha Bortamuli, +91-20-66529044 / 9090,, or North America, Daniel Saad, Director of Communications, INCAT, +1-248-426-1841,, all for INCAT and Tata Technologies; or Nathalie Bakhos, Export Communication, Dassault Aviation +33(0)1-47-11-65-11