Sitharaman evince interest in HAL products

Our Bureau Yelahanka Air Force Station | Updated on February 20, 2019 Published on February 20, 2019

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited HAL Stall at the Aero India 2019 and evinced keen interest in HAL products displayed at the stall.

She witnessed the complete demonstration of tail boom folding and main rotor folding of the Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH), which is on display at HAL pavilion as a Technology Demonstrator.

She also paid a visit to the Supersonic Omni Role Trainer Aircraft (SPORT) simulator area which is on display for the first time. HAL is keen to launch the indigenous development of SPORT with 4++ generation or equivalent capabilities to bridge the gap in pilot training to command front line fighters.

The SPORT aircraft will be utilised for fighter training after Advanced Jet Training stage and before induction into a frontline fighter squadron.

Published on February 20, 2019

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