Press Esc to close
Saturday 26 July 2014
News updated at 2:40 AM IST
Weather
Max: 29.2°C
Min : 20.3°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Define HAL's role in MMRCA project: Dassault to Defence Ministry

New Delhi, Dec 9, 2012 (PTI)

After bagging the multi-billion dollar deal for supplying 126 Rafale fighter aircraft to the IAF, French firm Dassault Aviation has asked the Defence Ministry to define the role of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in the project.

If the contract is finalised, the first 18 aircraft would be supplied by Dassault directly to the Indian Air Force and the remaining 108 would be licence-produced at HAL facilities in Bangalore.

The French Dassault has asked the Ministry to define the role of the premier Indian aerospace company in the final delivery of the 108 aircraft to be produced in India, industry sources told PTI here.


As per the IAF tender issue for the project, the primary role for integration and supply of these aircraft would be of the HAL, which is successfully working on several important fighter aircraft projects such as the Su-30MKI project.

The French company has told the Ministry that if it is given the overall responsibility for the project, it should be given the freedom to decide on the proportion of work to be done by the HAL and private companies in the programme, they said.

In that case, the firm would determine the role of the defence and security wing of a new Indian defence company in the project and a major share of work would be given to it, they said.

Soon after Dassault was declared as the lowest bidder for the MMRCA (Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft) deal pipping EAD's Eurofighter, it signed an MoU with a Reliance Industries Limited company for working together in the security sector. It is currently negotiating the deal with the Defence Ministry and the IAF.

For completing the Indian project, Dassault has also opened an Indian subsidiary company here. The company named Dassault Aircraft Services India Private Limited (DASIPL) was set up recently and it is 100 per cent owned by its French parent company, they said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Actor Akshay Kumar at an event in Gurgaon...

Actor Akshay Kumar at an event in Gurgaon...

Owner of Jaipur Pink Panther Kabaddi Team Abhishek Bachchan during a promotional event...

Owner of Jaipur Pink Panther Kabaddi Team Abhishek Bachchan during a promotional event...

Sand sculpture with a message “Stop War” at Puri beach of Odisha...

Sand sculpture with a message “Stop War” at Puri beach of Odisha...

A villager on his way to collect drinking water wades through flood waters carrying a vessel...

A villager on his way to collect drinking water wades through flood waters carrying a vessel...

Muslims burn a flag of Israel as they protest against Israel's attack on Gaza, after friday...

Muslims burn a flag of Israel as they protest against Israel's attack on Gaza, after friday...

Army jawans lighting lamps at 'Kargil war Wall Memorial' to pay tribute during the celebrations...

Army jawans lighting lamps at 'Kargil war Wall Memorial' to pay tribute during the celebrations...

Ancient passage stairs found during the underground Jaipur Metro train work at Choti Chopad...

Ancient passage stairs found during the underground Jaipur Metro train work at Choti Chopad...

Gold Medalist India's Abhinav Bindra, Silver Medalist Abdullah Baki of Bangladesh...

Gold Medalist India's Abhinav Bindra, Silver Medalist Abdullah Baki of Bangladesh...

A Malaysia Airlines crew member places a flower next to candles forming the letters MH17...

A Malaysia Airlines crew member places a flower next to candles forming the letters MH17...

Boats head out to the mouth of St. Johns River at dawn during the start of the Greater...

Boats head out to the mouth of St. Johns River at dawn during the start of the Greater...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523