Hindustan Aeronautics Limited spending over Rs 2000 Cr this year on R&D

India’s aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is spending over Rs 2,000 crore this year on research and development in line with its overall approach towards indigenisation of critical avionics and related hardware.

Notably, over the last few decades, the HAL has developed a number of military aircraft and helicopters including the Tejas Light Combat jet and Prachand Light Combat Helicopters.

As of now, the DPSU has already invested a lot in the research and development and have a very big R&D set up.

Currently, the HAL has 12 R&D centres and 21 manufacturing divisions under 4 production units spread across India.

Besides, HAL is now clearly focusing on the need to develop critical components for avionics to address the current as well as future demands.

About Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is an Indian public sector aerospace and defence company, headquartered in Bangalore.

Established on 23 December 1940, HAL is one of the oldest and largest aerospace and defence manufacturers in the world.

HAL began aircraft manufacturing as early as 1942 with licensed production of Harlow PC-5, Curtiss P-36 Hawk and Vultee A-31 Vengeance for the Indian Air Force.

Further, HAL is managed by a board of directors appointed by the President of India through the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

It is currently involved in designing and manufacturing of fighter jets, helicopters, jet engine and marine gas turbine engine, avionics, software development, spares supply, overhauling and upgrading of Indian military aircraft.