- Jun 17, 2022
Do you have any proof that HAL/MSME are not running on full capacity, and how much of 48000Cr deal included "one time" capital expenditure?A lot of components are sourced from MSME & other external vendors. Only some parts are made in HAL which are high end technology & sensitive in nature.
I won't say that all the machinery has spare capacity but most do. It is practically impossible for a machine to be working at even 80% capacity when it has no manufacture only a small number of planes a year. I am not speaking of just the presses & punching machines. Even chipsets are made in foundries in batches of 500-1000 wafers, with each wafer having about 50+ military grade chips. Just look at the scale of manufacturing of mobile phones, automobiles etc to understand how much manufacturing can be done by machines
Because otherwise it would be you pulling claims out of your behind just for the sake of defending your stance of LCA deal being expensive.
One stage or another, there will always be bottleneck. Which will need additional capital expenditure. Just because one can make 1000 wafers doesn't mean same amount of planes can be made with current infra at other stages .