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HAL investing Rs 200 crore for Strategic Electronics Manufacturing Factory Print E-mail
Written by Krishna Kumar   
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Kochi: Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd' Strategic Electronics Manufacturing Factory in Kasargod is all set to be inaugurated. It has been set up on 200 acres at Kinfra Industrial Park at Seethangoli in Kasargod district. The unit was initially planned as an extension of the Hyderabad-based Avionics division.

The new facility may be expanded to include new projects arising out of the new aircraft programmes and converted into a full-fledged division in future. HAL will invest Rs 200 crore for the venture.

The new facility will undertake the assembly, testing and manufacture of all types of computers and cater to their repair maintenance requirements for the next 20-25 years. The facility could also undertake the assembly, testing and repair of other airborne computers (Open Architecture Computer) for other new aircraft under production and other fifth generation aircraft and futuristic aircraft upgrades.

The facility is expected to enhance the operational efficiency, improve delivery schedules. Currently, the Avionics Division of HAL, Hyderabad manufactures electronic equipment for Communication, Radar, Navigation, Computers and Electronic Warfare.

HAL currently has 19 production units and nine Research and Design Centres in seven locations in India. The company's product track record includes 12 types of aircraft manufactured with in-house R&D and 14 types produced under licence. HAL has manufactured over 3,550 aircraft, 3,600 engines and overhauled over 8,150 aircraft and 27,300 engines.

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