Hindustan Aeronautics

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 approves purchase of 83 Tejas LCA platforms

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security approved the INR₹457bn (US$6.4bn) purchase of 83 Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) for the Indian Air Force on January 13

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.