Sunday, January 03, 2016

Modi to lay foundation of HAL's copter facility on Jan 3

Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's (HAL) new helicopter facility on Sunday at Karnataka's Bidarehallikaval village.

Located 110 km from here, the new facility will manufacture up to 10 classes of helicopters including Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) and Naval Multi-role Helicopters (NMRH).
"HAL's new copter facility is a shot in the arm for Make in India programme, it will immensely benefit the local economy and create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs," said HAL Chairman and Managing Director T. Suvarna Raju.

With an investment of approximately Rs.4,000 crore in 610 acres of land, the helicopter facility has a potential to generate employment for 3,000 people.

Karnataka has an enviable aerospace ecosystem few states can boast about.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has 10 labs in Bengaluru while Airbus, Honeywell, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Wipro Aerospcae, HAL - Rolls Royce joint venture and others are located in the state.
02/01/16 IANS/
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