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BEML signs MoU with CSIR-NAL to Develop 2-Seater Trainer Aircraft; HAL receives proposal to Manufacture 70 Trainer Aircraft

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BEML, NAL sign MoU to jointly develop 2-seater trainer aircraDuring the Aero India 2021 show being held at Yelahanka Air Force Base, Bengaluru, Karnataka, BEML Ltd (previously Bharat Earth Movers Limited) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CSIR-NAL (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Aerospace Laboratory) for development of two-seater trainer aircraft through technology transfer.

  • The Two entities will also undertake Joint Development in areas of advanced composites and autoclaves, mini-unmanned aerial vehicles, design & analysis of aircraft structure & systems.
  • The MoU was exchanged between A K Srivastav, Director Defence and Aerospace, BEML & R Venkatesh, Director, Business Development of NAL.
  • The agreement will help BEML to enhance its presence in the aerospace sector.

HAL receives Proposal for 70 basic Trainer Aircraft:

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has received a Request for Proposal (RFP) to manufacture 70 Trainer Aircraft HTT 40 from Indian Air Force (IAF).

  • HTT is indigenously designed and developed by HAL.
  • The production works will be carried out at HAL’s 2 manufacturing units at Bengaluru & Nashik (Maharashtra).
  • The indigenous contents on the Trainer Aircrafts is set to be more than 60% and will be supported by Agencies like Centre for Military Airworthiness & Certification (CEMILAC), Regional Director Aeronautical Quality Assurance (RDAQA), Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE) and others.
  • IAF stated that it may place an order for 38 more HTT 40 Trainer Aircrafts in the future.
  • The RFP has come within six years from the first flight of HAL which is the shortest time-line in aircraft industry.

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i.On October 29, 2020, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) signed a contract worth INR 400 Crore for a period of 9 years with Tech Mahindra for implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to support its ‘Project Parivarta’.

About BEML Ltd:
Chairman & Managing Director – M.V. Rajasekhar
Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka

About CSIR-NAL:
Director – Jitendra J Jadhav
Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka