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HAL to display its specials at Aero India

Bangalore, Jan 26, 2013, DHNS:

For the first time, the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will provide glimpses of the Prospective Multirole Fighter, also known as the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), for public.

FGFA will be HAL’s major display at the Aero India, said R K Tyagi, Chairperson, HAL.

“HAL’s strength in design, development and production will be showcased through its products during the event, including in-house designs such as Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), Intermediate Jet Trainer, et al,” he said in a statement.

Also to be showcased will be ‘Rudra’, the weaponised version of the Advance Light Helicopter (ALH).
The aircraft equipped with Integrated Architecture Display System (IADS) with multi-function displays and powered by twin Shakti engines, will now come with weapons like 20mm Turreted Gun, 70mm rockets and air-to-air missiles.

ALH-Dhruv, LCH and Rudra (Mk 4 WSI) will be on flying display.

“Scale models of light utility helicopter, Hawk, Light Combat Aircraft and Su-30 will also be on display at the five-day show,” he said.

Other highlights

The pilotless target aircraft (Lakshya), Shakti engine, state-of-the-art accessories and avionics from various divisions of HAL will be showcased.

The other specialities of the HAL pavilion include 3D video mapping of HTT-40, Dornier Glass cockpit, scale models of aerospace structures of GSLV MkII, GSLV Mk III and PSLV.

The Rotary wing corner will provide the visitors through simulation and visual display, a helicopter view of the technologies, the capabilities and competencies built in the company.

There will also be a holographic projection depicting capabilities of LCA, Hawk, LCH and LUH.


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