Hindustan Aeronautics to set up new division

Hindustan Aeronautics to set up new division

Hindustan Aeronautics to set up new division

Bangalore: The thrust on indigenisation of defence aerospace sector has prompted public sector undertakings like Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to expand their R&D activities. In this regard, HAL will now set up another division in Bangalore which will be an addition to its existing five divisions in the city. The new ‘Mission and Combat System’ division will operate from the Bangalore-based Design Complex and will focus on R&D activities with regard to implementation of aircraft and avionics projects on hand and also those which will be undertaken by the defence PSU in future. Defence Ministry sources told Express that the new division will act as a lead agent to encourage and to assist other agencies apart from focusing on avionics systems integration and the use of smart avionics weapons systems.
“The focus will be on development and integration for the following -upgrading of existing fleet of aircraft, new aircraft programmes and also unmanned aerial vehicles technology development,” said sources. HAL has a number of aircraft upgrade projects on hand and is also undertaking development of various aircraft projects like the Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT), Hawk, Light Combat Aircraft, Advanced Light Helicopter, Sukhoi 30 Mki etc and in all, has orders in hand of around Rs 40,000 crore.

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~ by anand213 on March 21, 2009.

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