Bengaluru: Indian Air Force (IAF) and Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU) Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) have operationalised an e-Portal as part of Inter-Organisational Information Sharing System (IOIS) at the ongoing Aero India 2021 show in Bengaluru on February 5.
The e-Portal will optimise long-term sustenance planning and reduce repair and overhaul cycle time. This will facilitate smooth, safe and secure method of data transfer between the two organisations. This will enhance optimisation of task and increase efficiency in productivity and availability of spares to IAF. It will also reduce the time for finalisation of tasking and budgetary quotation processes.
The initiative was launched by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria in presence of the Chairman HAL, DCAS and AOC-in-C MC. Welcoming the initiative, the CAS said that the e-Portal will bolster the competencies of both the organisations and will lead to increased serviceability of IAF weapon systems. It will also facilitate secure information sharing between IAF and HAL for better coordination, improved transparency and faster decision-making.
R Madhavan, CMD HAL, said the customer-centric portal would go a long way in leveraging the benefits of information sharing in real time. It will also enable the visibility of HAL repair milestones, provide instantaneous Budgetary quotations against IAF orders and give information on status of supply against Aircraft on Ground and tasks involved.