Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) it has handed over the 50th L-40 stage of Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV-MKII) to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Apart from the Integrated L-40 stages, HAL is manufacturing the riveted structures, propellant tanks, and feedlines of PSLV, GSLV MKII and GSLV MKIII launch vehicles and structures of various satellites for ISRO.
Aerospace firm Ananth Technologies has signed deals to build six foreign-owned satellites in India, a first by a private firm as it taps the country's low-cost base to make satellites for global customers. The Hyderabad-based Ananth, a supplier of systems for the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (Isro) satellites, is opening a fullfledged satellite-making facility later this month in Bengaluru, where it will build satellites weighing between 50 kg and 250 kg for customers in Sweden and France.
HAL signed a ‘Lease Agreement’ with Turbo Aviation Private Ltd. for operating two Do-228 aircraft under the UDAN scheme. TAPL would operate two Do-228 aircraft manufactured by HAL. The agreement was signed by Mr Apurba Roy, General Manager of HAL’s TAD Kanpur and Mr V Umesh, MD, TAPL. As per the agreement TAPL would acquire two aircraft from HAL and would be operating from the state capital Lucknow. The first aircraft will connect Lucknow from Shravasti, Aligarh, Azamgarh, Jhansi and Saharanpur. The second aircraft will operate from Lucknow to Hindon, Faizabad, Mirpur, Chitrakoot and Kushinagar.
HAL signed a MoU with Elbit Systems during the ongoing DefExpo 2020 for promoting and marketing the Digital Head Up Displays (HUD) units. The MoU was signed between Mr Arun Krishna, General Manager on behalf of HAL and Mr Roy Zentner, VP (Business Dev. & Marketing), Elbit Systems. The MoU envisages extending cooperation for new HUD technologies and promote Digital HUD to the Indian Defence Services and other potential customers.
A MoU was signed between HAL and Elbit Systems ISTAR Division, Israel during ongoing DefExpo-2020. The MoU was signed by Mr. Arup Chatterjee, Director (Engg. and R&D), HAL and Mr. Roy Zentner, VP (Business Dev. & Marketing), Elbit Systems in the presence of Mr. R Madhavan, CMD, HAL and senior officials from HAL and Elbit Systems. The MoU is aimed at assessing the feasibility of a joint development of a Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for maritime and land based military operations which caters to the domestic as well as the global requirements.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and New Space Research & Technologies Pvt. Ltd. signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to explore cooperation for joint development and manufacturing of various products and systems in the area of unmanned systems, swarm technology and space systems at DefExpo 2020. The NDA was signed by Mr D Maiti, General Manager (Planning) for HAL and Mr Sameer Joshi, Director, New Space Research & Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Gearing up for its biggest order yet under the Make in India initiative, state owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) plans to outsource a significant part of the estimated Rs 38,000 crore contract to the private sector. The leading aeronautical firm is in line to bag a contract to manufacture 83 of the LCA Mk 1A fighters to be equipped with advanced radars, sensors and indigenous weaponry and is doubling its annual production capacity to meet the requirement.
In the recent Budget speech by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, a total of Rs 810.23 crore was allocated for the purchase of two new aircraft for Special Extra Section Flight (SESF) operations. This provision is on top of an estimated Rs 4,741.85 crore allocated by the government over the past two years 2018/19 and 2019/20. The two aircraft (Boeing 777-300ER), which would replace the nearly 25-year-old Boeing 747 used by Air India to ferry President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are likely to be inducted by July.