India Inc India Inc: Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:20

Aerospace industry takes flight with Make in India

It is dubbed Asia’s largest air show and the 2017 edition of Aero India in Bengaluru recently proved the ideal showcase for the Indian government’s plans to transform India into a global manufacturing hub.

 

The highlight of this year’s Aero India was a dual role combat-capable Advanced Hawk jet trainer, developed jointly by the UK’s BAE Systems and India’s public-sector Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) being formally unveiled.

The smart weapons-enabled Advanced Hawk prototype, scheduled to undertake its maiden test flight in Britain in March, features an upgraded wing for greater agility and 13 per cent enhanced thrust in its Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) Rolls-Royce Adour Mk951 powerpack, according to aerospace guide ‘IHS Jane’s 360’. Login/Sign up to Read more

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