In a big boost to the “Make in India” initiative, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced a strategic partnership with Indian start-up company 3rdiTech, a company that develops next generation computer chips, integrated circuits, and other semiconductor technologies.
“GA-ASI is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with 3rdiTech,” said Dr. Vivek Lall (photo), Chief Executive of General Atomics Global Corporation.
“Semiconductors are going to be the defining technology of this era. The team and capability being developed at 3rdiTech are representative of the new India under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership. GA-ASI will work with 3rdiTech, one of the inaugural winners of the Indian Ministry of Defence’s flagship iDEX Program, to transition this cutting-edge capability onto some of India’s platforms. General Atomics is committed to supporting Prime Minister Modi’s vision of an Atmanirbhar India, and partnerships like these are a big step in the right direction,” he added.
In the spirit of increasing technology cooperation between India and the U.S., the companies will now work to co-develop state of the art products for the Indian and global market.
GA-ASI has been working closely with the team at 3rdiTech since 2021. This announcement comes as the two companies are beginning to co-design and co-develop products. This represents a large shift from today’s landscape that is dominated by Technology Transfer from U.S. to Indian companies. GA-ASI’s collaboration with 3rdiTech paves the way for products designed and developed in India to make it to the global supply chain.
General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator® RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar.
With more than seven million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. (Photo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Receives Dr. Vivek Lall, Chief Executive of General Atomics Global Corporation - September 2021 © Twitter/Office of Prime Minister of India)