BEML and Alenia Aeronautica sign MoU to develop Basic Trainer aircraft

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    BEML and Alenia Aeronautica sign MoU to develop Basic Trainer aircraft


    23 JUN, 2011

    BANGALORE: State-owned BEML Ltd which focuses on the defence sector has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Italian aerospace major Alenia Aeronautica to design, manufacture and sell a basic trainer aircraft, the Bangalore-based company said on Thursday.

    The proposed aircraft could also be offered to the IAF as a replacement for its current basic trainer, the HPT-32 Deepak, according to a statement by the company.

    The MoU signed by BEML Chairman and Managing Director V RS Natarajan and Allesandro Franzoni, chief operating officer, Aelina Aeronautica, envisages a "mutual collaboration for designing, manufacturing and selling a new primary/basic training aircraft on a New Generation Screener," according to the press release.

    Earlier this month, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik announced that Swiss aviation company Pilatu, through its offering PC-7, had emerged as the lowest bidder in the IAF's Basic Trainer competition, which calls for the procurement of 75 aircrafts, a deal estimated at about $1-billion. Separately, defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd has been given the order to design and manufacture a further 106 aircrafts.

    The IAF's entire fleet of basic trainers, HPT-32 Deepak has been grounded since 2009, following the death of almost 20 pilots in recent times.


    BEML and Alenia Aeronautica sign MoU to develop Basic Trainer aircraft - The Economic Times
     
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    Re: BEML and Alenia Aeronautica sign MoU to develop Basic Trainer airc

    Pilatus PC-7 Mk2 hs been handed over to IAF, HAL HTT-40 buried by IAF. Now one more from Beml don't make mockery of tax payers money

    Try to do R&D , work on projects where India is lacking . Like AESA Radar , Advanced jet trainer , Aero engines , 155mm howitzer , Light battle tank , Quick Reaction SAM, Short range AAM, Medium multirole choppers ( similar to MI-17) . Subsystems etc
     
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    Re: BEML and Alenia Aeronautica sign MoU to develop Basic Trainer airc

    in defense sector things go obsolete quickly. the pilatus of today might be useless for iaf 10 years from today, whatever we have today be it developed or purchased are still in the list of TO BE DEVELOPED articles since nothing is fully developed specially in defense, R&D and advancement is a continuous process
     
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    Re: BEML and Alenia Aeronautica sign MoU to develop Basic Trainer airc

    Why dig up a 2 year old thread?
     
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    Re: BEML and Alenia Aeronautica sign MoU to develop Basic Trainer airc

    Agree with you. But BEML entering the area of aerospace without a idea what it means is laughable! :banghead: They are going to make flying TATRA! :mad:
     
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    Re: BEML and Alenia Aeronautica sign MoU to develop Basic Trainer airc

    Another TATRA?
     
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    Re: BEML and Alenia Aeronautica sign MoU to develop Basic Trainer airc

    When I saw the heading of the thread same thing passed throgh my mind....
     
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    Re: BEML and Alenia Aeronautica sign MoU to develop Basic Trainer airc

    BEML: Bribery Earning & Money Laundering is an agents for the politicos.

    Politicians have learned, now they are using PSUs as face to earn money on the name of joint ventures. I doubt , we can find even a single aerospace engineer in the entire BEML.


    So one more Italian co. is in joint venture with us. Great ITALIAN-indian CONNECTION cooking in olive oil. Augusta Westland has already cooked a lot.
     
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    a flying tatra will be a miracle specially for indian forces which have serious logistic issues.
     
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