Defence Industry

IAF to get Made in India trainer aircraft from HAL; DAC approves proposals worth Rs 8722 crore

To address the basic training requirements of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Defence Acquisition Council has given its approval for procuring 106 Basic Trainer Aircraft (HTT-40) from the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). In its meeting under the Chairmanship of defence minister Rajnath Singh, approvals were given to proposals worth Rs 8,722.38 crore and the main amount will be going towards procuring the Basic Trainers from the HAL.

HAL has successfully developed Basic Trainer Aircraft (HTT-40) Prototypes and certification process is underway, according to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), initially Post Certification 70 Basic Trainer Aircraft will be procured and the balance 36 after operationalisation of HTT-40 fleet in IAF.

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