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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company based in Bangalore, Karnataka. It is governed under the management of the Indian Ministry of Defence. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) came into existence on 1st October 1964. The Company was formed by the merger of Hindustan Aircraft Limited with Aeronautics India Limited and Aircraft Manufacturing Depot, Kanpur.

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Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) , Since Its Inception in 1964 Has Been Engaged in

  • design & development
  • manufacture
  • upgrade and repair/overhaul of fighters
  • trainers transport aircraft
  • helicopters
  • engines
  • avionics systems
  • accessories for the requirement of the Defence Services

HAL produces fighter/trainer/transport aircraft, helicopter and associated systems & sub-systems, but they do not fall under the category of weapons/arms/ammunition.

Achievements of HAL?

  • Indigenously designed & developed 17 types of aircraft/helicopters consisting of
    • Three fighter aircrafts including ongoing platform of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) -Tejas
    • Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) -DHRUV
    • Chetak/Cheetal Helicopter
  • Engaged in Transfer of Technology (ToT) with foreign Original Equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • 14 platforms have been manufactured in the country by HAL consisting of 8 categories of fighter aircraft including ongoing manufacturing program of Su-30 MKI.

Capacity and Products of HAL

Table Contain Shows the Capacity and Products of HAL
ProductValue of ongoing contract/current status
Su-30 MKI₹ 59420 crores for 182 aircraft and 153 have been produced so far.
Hawk MK 132Existing orders completed in 2016 - 17.
Do-228₹ 1090 crores for 14 aircraft and 12 have been produced so far.
LCA TEJAS₹ 2702 crores for 20 Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) aircraft and ₹ 5989 crores for 20 Final Operational Clearance (FOC) aircraft.

6 aircrafts are produced so far.

ALH₹ 13799 crores for 159 helicopters, of which 154 have been produced so far.
Cheetal₹ 203 crores for 10 helicopters. They are production stage.

Government Efforts to Increase Production of Aircrafts

  1. In order to fast track the production of LCA from existing 8 aircraft to 16 aircraft per annum Government of India has approved an investment of ₹ 1,381.04 Crores.
  2. Su-30 MKI programme is on the verge of completion; hence, there is no plan to augment the production facilities for this platform.

Steps Taken by HAL to Ensure Timely and Enhanced LCA Production

  • Establishment of second line for structural and equipping activities at Aircraft Division, HAL.
  • Reduction in manufacturing cycle time through improved supply chain management, learning, and augmentation of work force.
  • Established contracts for outsourcing of major modules namely front fuselage, centre fuselage, rear fuselage, wing, and various sub-assemblies to private partners.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 14, 2018


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