Hyderabad: Satyam Computers has announced the formation of an alliance with $30-billion US global defence and technology company Northrop Grumman, through which both companies will jointly bid and provide high-end engineering services to global players in aerospace and defence.
While the alliance provides Satyam with an opportunity to become a significant presence in the aerospace domain, Northrop will benefit from Satyam's off-shoring strength in the engineering, development and consulting areas. Satyam hopes to significantly enhance its business in the domain, from its current levels of 15% of overall revenue to a 100% year-on-year growth pattern.
Satyam and Northrop are looking at possibilities of developing and customising the Hawkeye to suit the requirements of the Indian Navy. The E-2 Hawkeye airborne early warning and control aircraft has been a long-serving force multiplier for the US Navy.
Satyam already has an aerospace engineering centre of excellence in Bangalore, a centre for avionics and RFID labs in Chennai.
Satyam currently services some of the top global aerospace OEMs, regional jet makers, engine makers and tier I suppliers in the aerospace domain.