Sasmos, a Bengaluru-based company has won a contract from Boeing to supply more than 6,600 wiring harnesses for the next batch of 16 P-8A Poseidon aircraft
Elmo the Fokker Sasmos Interconnection Systems (FE-SIL), a joint venture between Fokker Elmo and Sasmos, has been producing electrical wiring interconnection systems for the aerospace industry since 2016, including wire harnesses for the P-8A and P-8I, according to a statement from the company.
A wiring harness is a collection of electrical wires and connection elements that transmit signals or power throughout an aircraft. It has an engine, a fuselage, landing gear, a wing, and a variety of other features. In short, it functions as the aircraft's nervous system, ensuring the proper operation of mission-critical systems through communications and power transmission.
“The Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft contract stands as a prestigious acknowledgement of Sasmos, our commitment to quality, design excellence and cutting-edge solutions by the global aerospace and defence sector,” said HG Chandrashekar, chairman of Sasmos Het Technologies.
Boeing Defence, Space and Security developed and manufactured the Boeing P-8 maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft. The P-8 is a formidable part of the Indian Navy's fleet, with 153 aircraft in service and over 450,000 mishap-free flight hours worldwide.
The P-8 family includes the US Navy, the Indian Navy, the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom, the Royal Australian Air Force, and the Royal Norwegian Air Force.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force, the Republic of Korea Navy, and the German Navy have all chosen the P-8. According to the statement, the P-8's performance and dependability provide confidence in an uncertain world — in any condition, anywhere and at any time.
“Our partnership with Sasmos JV is a testament to our commitment to building a global supply base, as it brings more value to our customers,” said Ashwani Bhargava, senior director (of supply chain management) at Boeing India.
He further said that developing in-house capabilities will spur innovation and help the Indian aerospace and defence industry grow.