HAL To Assess Viability For Helicopter Manufacturing Unit In Goa

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  • 02:48 PM, March 17, 2015
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Indian defense ministry has asked Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to put a business plan to set up helicopter manufacturing unit in Goa, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said Today.

Defence Acquisition Council has taken a decision to procure 384 Light Helicopters for Indian Air Force (IAF) & Indian Army and 56 Naval Utility Helicopters through ‘Buy & Make (Indian)’ route.

Acquisition covered under the ‘Buy & Make (Indian)’ route would mean purchase from an Indian vendor (including Indian company forming the joint venture / establishing production arrangement with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), followed by licensed production / indigenous manufacture in the country. 

Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) has decided to augment its helicopters manufacturing capacity of Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) from 24 to 36 helicopters per annum.

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