Indian Navy activates first Dhruv Mk III unit
Indian Naval Air Squadron 323 ‘Harriers’ has been formally commissioned as the first unit to operate the latest variant of the indigenously developed HAL Advanced Light Helicopter, otherwise known as the Dhruv Mk III
First two Dhruv Mk IIIs delivered to Indian Coast Guard
An additional two Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALHs) have been officially delivered to the Indian Coast Guard
Initial Operational Clearance for Indian Army's LUH variant
India’s Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) has granted Initial Operational Clearance for the Indian Army’s variant of the Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Light Utility Helicopter
Indian Air Force issues RFP for 70 HTT-40 basic trainers
Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has received a Request for Proposal from the Indian Air Force regarding the acquisition of at least 70 HTT-40s to fulfil the air arm’s basic trainer requirements
HAL receives Indian Air Force Tejas LCA contract
Hindustan Aeronautics has been awarded an INR₹457bn (US$6.4bn) contract by the Indian government to manufacture and deliver 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft for the Indian Air Force
India’s Hawk-i test fires smart anti-airfield weapon
Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) successfully test fired a Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from a Hawk Mk.132 jet trainer on January 21 – marking a major milestone for India’s indigenous Hawk-i programme
India’s LUH completes hot and high altitude trials
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd announced on September 9 that its Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) had completed a series of hot and high altitude trials in the Himalayas over a ten-day period.
India’s naval Tejas prototype completes carrier milestones
The naval prototype of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas – also known as the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) – has become the first Indian-made fighter aircraft to land and take-off from an aircraft carrier.
LCA Navy makes first arrested landing
AN INDIAN Navy Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) LCA Navy fighter caught an arresting cable at a shore-based test facility in Goa for the first time on September 13.