Feel Mars surface, Hawk cockpit

HAL is getting ready to make an impact as a technology major

Feel Mars surface, Hawk cockpit

HAL’s indigenous products will enthral visitors with their flying and static displays during the 10th edition of Aero India from February 18-22, 2015.

HAL’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Tejas, will be on flying display, showing their versatility.

Apart from this would be the Hawk AJT’s simulator where everyone gets a chance to experince how HAL’s Hawk cockpit feels like. Also on the HAL agenda is a display of the Martian surface for all planet enthusiasts.

HAL would also be showcasing its technical competence built over the years. The display is themed around “Evolution of HAL as a centre of excellence in Aviation R&D and Technology over 75 years of its existence”.

 “We believe that Government’s vision of “Make in India” will be a game changer in Aerospace and Defence and HAL is proud to be contributing towards India’s defence preparedness since the early fifties,” said T Suvarna Raju, HAL Chairman.

HAL’s indoor pavilion is spread over an area of over 1200 sqmtrs. “Visitors can experience a feel of the Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer cockpit on a full scale cockpit simulator.

We will have an upgraded cockpit mock-up to showcase the cockpit functionalities for a variety of platforms. Our growing partnership in India’s space programme would also be showcased where visitors will have a feel of the Martian surface on Earth,” Raju said.

Advanced Light Helicopter – Weapon System Integration (ALH-WSI) Rudra, ALH Skid Utility, LCH and the first series production Light Combat Aircraft (SP1) will be on static display. The full-scale model of Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), designed and developed by HAL would also be on display. This utility platform is a single-engine, multi-purpose helicopter in the three-tonne class and is designed to perform various roles such as policing, urban surveillance, and medical ambulance.

HAL’s focus would be to showcase itself as a single window solution provider for its platforms across rotary and fixed wing business segments. In this aero-show, HAL would also project itself as the company actively pursuing development and production of UAVs through collaborations with Defence Laboratories, academia, and its own design section.

HAL is in the process of transforming itself as a technology company and some of the salient technologies that would be on display include 25 KN engines suited for 5 ton class and thus for future jets, glimpses of digital manufacturing of  LUH, 3D printing technology, automatic flight control systems, smart radios and upgraded avionics for various platforms.

In addition, HAL will be having several business meets with its key partners and other interested parties from different parts of the world.

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