Boeing, Wipro Take Flight

Feb. 6, 2008
Boeing, IISc, Wipro and HCL to develop network technology for aerospace use

World's largest aircraft manufacturer Boeing recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and two Indian information technology companies to develop wireless and other network technologies for aerospace-related applications.

The agreement, signed by representatives from Boeing, IISc's Society for Innovation and Development, Wipro Technologies and HCL Technologies, forms the Aerospace Network Research Consortium (ANRC).

Researchers from Boeing Phantom Works, the company's advanced R&D unit, and Commercial Airplanes will represent Boeing.

Initially established as a four-year collaborative effort, the agreement can be extended based on mutual interests. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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