Tata Advanced Systems and Boeing have broken ground on facility in Hyderabad that will produce AH-64 Apache fuselages under a joint venture arrangement between the two companies.

“The Hyderabad production facility will eventually be the sole producer of AH-64 fuselages globally,” says Boeing in a statement. “The Apache has been flown or selected for acquisition by the United States and 15 other nations, including India.”

The joint venture, Tata Boeing Aerospace Ltd., was originally announced at the Dubai air show in 2015.

In September 2015, the US manufacturer confirmed India’s long-awaited order for 22 AH-64E Apaches and 15 CH-47F Chinook helicopters.

Source: FlightGlobal.com