HAL Annual Report 2010-11

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    ADVANCED LIGHT HELICOPTER (ALH)

    28. The Company continues to develop / upgrade the ALH.
    For the Mk. III Utility variant, the Initial Operation Clearance (IOC)
    was obtained for delivery to the IAF and Army. Major tasks
    completed on Mk.III during the year are:
    - IOC for the Shakti engine
    - Flight evaluation of Mission sensors Electronic Warfare
    (EW) Suite / Integrated Self Protection System (ISPS),
    Electro Optical Pod (EO Pod), Flare and Chaff
    Dispenser (FCD) Helmet Pointing System (HPS)
    - Demonstration of Interchangeability (ICY) of major
    structural components
    - Maintenance Evaluation trials
    29. Development of Mk-IV, the armed variant of the ALH, i.e.
    with Weapons (Rocket, Turret gun and Air-to-Air Missile) has
    progressed well. The systems have been integrated on a Shakti
    engine powered helicopter. The IOC is expected by December
    2011.

    LIGHT COMBAT HELICOPTER (LCH)

    30. The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), a dedicated attack
    Helicopter developed by HAL made its maiden flight in March
    2010. The helicopter features a narrow fuselage and tandem
    seating for the Pilot and Co-Pilot. A total of 66 flights were carried
    out on the First Technology Demonstrator including 48
    developmental flights of basic flight evaluation (Block-1). The
    Second Technology Demonstrator, TD-2, has been built with
    weight-reduced parts and optimised transmission system.
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    Several design changes based on TD-1 flight evaluation have
    been incorporated in the TD-2. The first engine ground run of TD-
    2 completed during March 2011.

    LIGHT UTILITY HELICOPTER (LUH)

    31. To develop indigenously a reconnaissance and
    surveillance helicopter, the Company had launched development
    of the LUH, a 3 tonne helicopter in 2009. The Mock-up evaluation
    and Design Freeze have been completed. During the Design
    Freeze review, the power requirement of the engine has been
    updated and an exercise to identify a suitable engine is in
    progress.

    Jaguar DARIN III Upgrade Programme

    32. The programme to upgrade the Jaguar Aircraft to DARIN
    III standard has progressed satisfactorily. The Critical Design
    Review (CDR) was completed in September 2010 (2
    nd
    CCS
    milestone) and design work on Avionics, Mechanical, and
    Electrical systems along with Software have been completed.
    Three aircraft have been inducted for the modifications. The
    progress of modification work on the first aircraft (Maritime
    version) has been on target and the first flight on the aircraft is
    planned for September 2011.

    NEW PROJECTS

    MULTIROLE TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT (MTA)

    33. Your Company has formed a new Joint Venture Company
    (JVC) called “Multirole Transport Aircraft Limited” on 1
    st
    December 2010 with the Russians for co-design / codevelopment of the Multirole Transport Aircraft.
    34. The work share of HAL and the Russians and the
    Business Plan were discussed in March 2011 with UACTransport Aircraft (UAC-TA). The HAL Design Team (60
    personnel) for Preliminary Design Phase comprising designers
    from the R&D Centres (ARDC, TARDC, MCSRDC, ETBRDC,
    SLRDC & ASERDC) has been finalised. The Designers have
    undergone language training in Russian prior to their deputation
    to Russia for participation in the design phase.

    PROSPECTIVE MULTI-ROLE FIGHTER AIRCRAFT (PMF)

    35. Prospective Multi-Role Fighter aircraft (PMF), a Fifth
    Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) will be jointly developed by
    the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and the Sukhoi Design Bureau
    (SDB) and Rosoboronexport (ROE) of Russia. The new
    generation fighter aircraft will be equipped with features like
    stealth, high-technology avionics and ultra manoeuvrability.

    36. The Project was launched during the year with signing of
    the Preliminary Design (PD) contract between HAL, ROE & SDB
    on 21st December 2010.
    37. HAL has envisaged and identified various areas for
    possible support from DRDO and other defence organisations like
    NAL, BEL and BDL.
    38. A Joint Coordination & Programme Management
    Committee has been constituted with members from MoD, HAL,
    DRDO, NAL, CEMILAC and the Air Force from the Indian side and
    SDB & ROE from Russian side to review the progress and coordinate efforts with all agencies.

    Basic Turboprop Trainer Aircraft (HTT-40)

    39. Your Company had submitted a proposal for design and
    development of a basic turboprop trainer aircraft to the Air
    Headquarters for replacing the existing HPT-32 with the new
    aircraft designated as HTT-40.
    40. The estimated design and development cost is Rs. 568.09
    crore with a development timeframe of 60 months. Significant
    progress has been made in the following areas pending CCS
    approval for the Project:-

    Configuration studies and sizing
    Structural and system layouts and structural design
    concepts
    Wind tunnel model design
    Engine and Propeller specification requirement
     
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    SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS


    The following are the significant achievements of your
    Company:-
    • The Company produced its highest number of new aircraft
    and helicopters (78) along with engines and accessories.
    This is double the average production of the last ten years.
    The production encompasses Su-30MKI, Hawk, Advanced
    Light Helicopter (ALH), Dornier (DO) -228, Cheetal, Chetak
    and Limited Series Production (LSP) of the Light Combat
    Aircraft (LCA) and Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT).
    • Technology absorption was successfully completed for
    production of Su-30 MKI following the raw material phase,
    and the first aircraft from Phase IV was produced during
    the year.
    • Initial Operation Clearance (IOC) for ALH Mk.III Utility
    variant for the Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) was
    obtained and the first batch of helicopters was delivered to
    the customer.
    • On the Design and Development front, a major milestone
    was achieved with Initial Operation Clearance for LCA
    (IOC Phase-I). The first Naval Prototype, NP-1, rolled out
    of LCA hangar in the presence of the Hon’ble Raksha
    Mantri Shri A.K. Antony.


    • The first block of basic flight evaluation covering 48
    developmental flights on the first Light Combat Helicopter
    (LCH) Technology Demonstrator (TD-1) was completed
    during the year.
    • The design and development activities on Light Utility
    Helicopter (LUH) have progressed as envisaged with the
    completion of ‘Mock-up evaluation’ and ‘Design Freeze’
    with concurrence from the Army and Air Headquarters.
    • Another milestone in the Design and Development is the
    completion of Critical Design Review (CDR) for the Jaguar
    Darin-III upgrade program.
    • To enhance self-reliance and to overcome obsolescence,
    3,200 types of spares and equipment of
    aircraft/engine/accessories were indigenised during the
    year. The projected Foreign Exchange saving is of the
    order of Rs. 53 crore per annum.

    ORDER BOOK

    • The order book position of the Company for new aircraft /
    helicopters is healthy with firm orders for Su-30MKI, Hawk,
    Dornier, LCA, IJT, ALH and Chetak worth Rs. 68,265
    crore. Major orders were received for Hawk worth Rs.
    9,500 crore and LCA worth Rs. 5,989 crore during the
    year.
     
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    With an order book position of 68265 crore and
    several new large projects on the anvil, viz. FGFA,
    MTA, HTT-40, LCH, LUH, MMRCA etc., the
    Company will continue to grow and improve its
    ranking in the global aerospace industry and break
    into the top twenty league of the aerospace
    companies in the World, in the near future.

    New Projects:


    The new projects launched during the year under
    review are:
    FGFA
    The Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA)
    programme commenced during the year under
    review with signing of the Preliminary Design (PD)
    Contract with the Russians in December 2010. The
    work on PD Phase, costing USD 295 Million and
    planned to be completed in 18 months, has
    commenced in February 2011. A team of HAL
    designers has been deputed to the SUKHOI Design
    Bureau, Russia for training / familiarisation.
    MTA
    The Multi-Role Transport Aircraft (MTA) project
    took off with the incorporation of the Joint Venture
    Company viz. Multi-Role Transport Aircraft Limited
    in December 2010. The project is envisaged as a
    co-design, co-development & co-production
    programme between the Indian and the Russian
    partners to meet the requirements of the Indian and
    Russian Air Forces. The project with an outlay of
    USD 600.7 Million will be funded equally by the
    Indian and Russian sides. The design team for the
    PD phase has been selected and will be deputed to
    Russia to jointly work with the Russian designers. 5
    HTT-40
    The Company has conceived the indigenous
    development of a basic turbo-prop trainer (HTT-40)
    to replace the existing Trainer Aircraft HPT- 32. The
    Project is under final stages of approval by the
    Government. The Aircraft is planned to be
    developed in a timeframe of 60 months. In
    anticipation of the approval, the Company has taken
    initiative and commenced the design &
    configuration studies and has made significant
    progress.
    Projects in the Pipeline
    The decision of the Government on Medium Multi
    Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) project is likely to
    be taken soon. Your Company will be
    manufacturing the Aircraft under license at its
    Bangalore facilities, for which planning activities
    have commenced.
    Current programmes
    • The Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) and
    Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) are in the
    final stages of development and
    certification cycle. The Company has
    concurrently launched production of
    these Aircraft.
    • The development of the Light Combat
    Helicopter (LCH) is progressing well and
    the first engine ground run of TD-2 was
    completed during March 2011. 6
    • The Mock-up evaluation and Design
    Freeze of the Light Utility Helicopter
    (LUH) and an exercise to identify a
    suitable engine is in progress.
    • The current manufacturing programmes,
    viz SU-30 MkI, Hawk, ALH, DO-228,
    Cheetah, Chetak and their repair and
    overhaul would continue to fuel the
    growth in the short and medium term.
    The additional orders for Hawk and ALH
    which are under process would add
    strength to the order book of the
    Company and shore up the top line of
    the Company in the years to come.
     
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    But what about IJT. recently one prototype crashed,though pilots survived. It happened during spin trial tests as per reports. will it fly again?
     
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    The Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) and Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) are in the final stages of development and certification cycle. The Company has concurrently launched production of these Aircraft.

    from the link.
     

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