HAL set to start production at its Strategic Electronics Factory

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    Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd is set to start production at its Strategic Electronics Factory at Kasaragod (Kerala) on November 17, 2012. This factory will produce advanced avionics for aircraft and helicopters.

    The first phase of this factory has been setup at the cost of Rs. 66 crores. At present, seven buildings are dedicated for various activities like production, administration, technical services, materials management, security and for Government Agencies (Air Force and DGAQA).

    Presently the production of Airborne Special Purpose Computers like Mission computer, Display Processor, Radar Computers, Open Architect Mission computer etc. for SU-30, LCA, MiG-27 upgrade have been taken up at this factory. This factory will be further expanded in phase-II to undertake the manufacture of Avionics for medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) like Automatic Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar, Electronic Warfare (EW) Suite, Communication and Navigation equipments besides other indigenous projects like Softnet Defined Radio, Interrogate Friend-Foe (IFF) Mark-XII.

    The facilities and expertise acquired at this factory for advanced avionics of MMRCA would be used for various upcoming projects like Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA), Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), Medium Lift Helicopter (MLH), Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).


    “Avionics plays a major role in functioning of modern aircraft and contributes significantly to the value of an aircraft/ helicopter. Considering huge potential of Avionics systems in the coming years, a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for a variety of Avionics has been established at Kasaragod. This would result in better operational effectiveness and improved customer satisfaction”, said R K Tyagi, Chairman, HAL.

    Based on the initiative of the Kerala Government in providing assistance to industries to set up their plants in the state, Kasaragod was short listed on the availability of adequate land, power, water and better logistic facilities. Kerala Government allotted 196 acres of land for setting up the new unit. The foundation stone for the construction of the factory buildings was laid by the Defence Minister, A K Antony on August 23, 2008.

    The required manpower has been trained and positioned for carrying out production.

    There will be need for substantial augmentation in manpower in phase-II due to number of projects planned including MMRCA. The expansion of this factory will also lead to growth of ancillary industries which in-turn will generate secondary employment opportunities and enhance skill-set in this area.

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    Second unit of HAL's strategic electronics factory in a month: Antony

    Work on second unit of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) strategic electronics factory, some 46-kms from Mangalore, will start within a month. The first unit which defence minister AK Antony formally dedicated to the nation on Saturday marks entry of Bangalore based HAL into God's own country, and is located on 196-acres of land allocated to it by the Kerala government at KINFRA industrial park, Seethangoli here.

    Incidentally Antony who had laid the foundation stone for the factory buildings on August 23, 2008 told the gathering attended by chief minister Oomen Chandy that production has already commenced at the first unit and the inauguration was a mere formality. The second unit will produce advanced state-of-the-art avionics for Su-30 and Jaguar series of fighter aircrafts, Antony said adding the factory will become an important aerospace centre.

    Phase I of HAL's factory is into the production of airborne special purpose computers such as mission computer, display processor, radar computers, open architect mission computer for Su-30, LCA, MiG-27 upgrade. The phase II will manufacture avionics for medium multi-role combat aircraft such as automatic electronically scanned array radar, electronic warfare suite, communication and navigation equipments besides under indigenous projects, he said.

    The facilities and expertise acquired at this factory for advanced avionics of MMRCA will be used for various upcoming projects such as fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA), multirole transport aircraft (MTA), light utility aircraft, light combat helicopter, medium lift helicopter, unmanned aerial vehicle, and so on. The workload of the factory is slated for considerable increase in coming years and has trained manpower, he noted.

    Setting to douse fires due to his reported comments at Thiruvananthapuram recently about perceived lack of interest on part of UDF government headed by Oomen Chandy in pursuing industrialisation projects, Antony implored all concerned to set aside their personal and party differences and pave the way for Kerala's progress. "There should be no politics in question of development," Antony said urging for cooperation of all in facilitating development.

    [TimesOfIndia]
    Second unit of HAL's strategic electronics factory in a month: Antony - The Times of India
     

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