HAL to showcase ‘Aatmanirbhar Formation Flight’ at Aero India 2021

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on January 29, 2021

Fly in a formation includes a spectrum of trainers - LCA trainer, HTT-40, IJT, Advanced Hawk Mk 132 and Civil Do-228

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a defence aerospace major, plans to showcase its indigenous platforms (both fixed and rotary wing) at the Aero India-2021.

Titled ‘Aatmanirbhar Formation Flight’ the company will be flying its aircraft showcasing its prowess in defence and aerospace centred on the theme ‘Conceive. Indigenise. Collaborate’.

The 'Aatmanirbhar Formation Flight' consisting HAL products such as LCA trainer (LIFT Trainer), HTT-40, IJT, Advanced Hawk Mk 132 and Civil Do-228 will fly in a special formation showcasing the spectrum of trainers and signifying self-sufficiency in the trainer segment.

HTT-40, Advanced Hawk Mk 132 and Civil Do-228 will be available for customer demonstration flights. Sukhoi 30 MKI, Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv, Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) will also take part in the flying display. Static displays will include Do 228, Hindustan Turbo Trainer (HTT)-40 and LUH and ALH Mk III.

HAL’s major attraction at HALL-E will be the Combat Air Teaming System (CATS) simulator. The simulator will have TEJAS–MAX cockpit as the mother-ship platform with the embedded air teaming intelligence concepts to demonstrate the fully integrated and autonomous wingman platforms and swarming of drones to engage in the mission. Immersive mission visualization will be projected over a wider screen apart from the command and display at Tejas-Max cockpit.

The outdoor display adjacent to HAL stall will feature rotary wing products, namely LCH, ALH Mk IV Rudra and ALH Civil variant.

HAL’s indoor pavilion will be spread over an area of around 1,126 square meters in Hall-E. It will showcase indigenously designed and developed fixed and rotary wing platforms, technologies covering power plants and future generation combat-capable airborne solutions.

With the central theme of the India Pavilion being Rotary wing capabilities in India, HAL’s Rotary platform Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) will be the centrepiece of the display with scaled models of IMRH, ALH, LUH, LCH and the Indian helicopter manufacturing ecosystem/supply chain partners around it. The company will promote indigenously-built platforms to visiting defence delegations, holding business meetings with OEMs, and customers besides signing agreements and contracts with its business partners for various projects. Product launches, handing over ceremonies and major announcements on key activities etc. will be part of the show’s HAL schedule.

Published on January 29, 2021

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