New Delhi. Government has taken several initiatives to ensure that the Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has adequate orders ranging from joint venture to Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) and Repair and Overhaul (ROH) capability.
The Government has created a joint venture with HAL, M/s Russian Helicopters and M/s Rosoboronexport for supply of 200 Ka-226T helicopter for which Request for Proposal (RfP) has been issued and responded by HAL, Indian Parliament was told.
The manufacturing capacity for Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has been ramped up from eight aircraft to 16 aircraft per annum.
The Government has prioritised the two projects i.e. 83 LCA-MK1A and 15 LCH for finalisation for which Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has given approval.
The Repair and Overhaul (ROH) capability of SU-30 MKI Aircraft has been enhanced at Nasik Division of HAL. The task of BrahMos Integration on SU-30 MKI will also be a gainful utilisation of HAL’s skilled manpower.
The proposal for establishment of ROH facilities for RD-33 MK engines of MIG-29K/KUB and enhancement of ROH capability of AL-31FP engines of SU-30 MKI aircraft have been prepared by HAL.
HAL is also engaged in supply of structures for Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) programmes of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).