EADS defence and security division Cassidian has opened an engineering centre in Bengaluru, India.

It is the first defence oriented engineering centre operated by a foreign company in India, says Cassidian.

The objective of the centre is to utilise "the vast pool of skilled engineers available in India to develop products fulfilling the specific requirements of the Indian customers," it adds.

The centre will also provide consultancy and other services to aerospace and defence companies in India.

"The engineering centre will be at the forefront of engineering and system development, developing its core competencies in the areas of radar systems, protection systems, avionic systems, engineering IT and 3D visual simulation, aerostructure and aerospace modelling and simulation, says Cassidian.

The company adds that it plans to increase the number of employees at the centre from 60 currently to over 200 by the end of 2012.

Source: Flight Daily News