HAL clinches Rs 100-crore order from Mauritius govt

The Mauritius government has signed a contract worth nearly Rs 100 crore with aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) here to acquire its Dornier aircraft for maritime surveillance.

The contract was signed in Mauritius capital Port Louis by Kan Oye Fong Weng Poorun, Senior Chief Executive, Prime Minister’s Office (Mauritius) and S Subrahmanyan, Managing Director, HAL (MiG Complex and Accessories), the company said in a statement.

The inclusion of Dornier in the National Coast Guard, Mauritius Police Force, would result in an extensive enhancement of the present search and rescue capability and provide strategic depth to policing the extensive Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), it said.

HAL has supplied helicopters like Cheetah, Chetak and Dhruv, and two Dornier aircraft in maritime version to Mauritius in the past.

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