What's new

Indian Aerospace & Defence Exports | News, Updates & Discussions


Jul 22, 2013
Indian Aerospace & Defence Exports

Exports by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
(01) Aerostructures - HAL’s cost-effective and widespread skills are available to the International Aerospace Community.

HAL has proven capabilities and offers collaborative arrangements in the areas of manufacturing of machine components, sheet metals, assemblies, sub-assemblies and design and development tasks (Structural analysis, 3D modelling and testing).

Some of the work packages for renowned international aerospace leaders include :-​
  • Airbus A320 Forward Passenger Doors
  • Boeing 777 Uplock Box Assembly
  • Boeing 737 Freighter Conversion Kits
  • Boeing F/A 18 Gun Bay Door
  • Boeing P-8 I Weapon Doors & Tailcone
  • Eurocopter Ecureuil composites
  • Boeing -3D-Modelling / Digitisation of Drawings
(02) Softwares - HAL has capability in design development tasks such as Master Geometry Development, Detail Design Analysis, Testing of Wind Tunnel models, Testing of aircraft structures and sub-systems. HAL is also involved in digitization of drawings (2D and 3D modeling) for leading aerospace companies in USA and Europe.

HAL's strength lies in its human resource consisting of highly qualified specialists engaged in the areas of design and development of aviation equipment in addition to turnkey projects, consultancy, system design and analysis. Their effectiveness is enhanced by state-of-the-art IT infrastructure comprising of high-end Workstations, high performance / high reliability scalable Servers, high speed gigabit LANs and high speed Internet / ISDN facilities.

Current facilities at HAL include :-
  • Hewlett Packard, IBM, Silicon Graphics and Sun Workstations and Servers on high speed gigabit LANs
  • Catia, Unigraphics, Enovia, Team Center Engineering and other CAD / CAM / VPM / PDM packages
  • Elfini, Nastran, Nisa Finite Element Analysis packages
(03) Dornier-228 - Features - HAL Dornier DO-228 is a light transport aircraft manufactured under license from M/s. Dornier GmbH of Germany.

Functional versatility with low operating cost makes HAL DO-228 adaptable for a wide variety of roles including Commuter, Air Taxi, Utility, Corporate, Aircrew Training, Maritime Surveillance, Search & Rescue and for Observation & Communication duties.

The Garrett TPE-331-5-252D Engines, Landing Gears and many of the instruments and avionics of the HAL- Dornier-228 aircraft are also manufactured in-house at different divisions of HAL.

This highly fuel-efficient, rugged, reliable, twin turbo-prop aircraft combines well proven features with advanced technologies in design and production and has been developed specifically to meet the manifold requirement of a variety of roles for various military, para-military and civil operators.

New Aerodynamic profile and special wing shape in Dornier-228 ensures improvement of lift / drag ratio compared to conventional wing design and has reduced induced drag, lower structural weight and high structural strength. These improvements result in excellent take-off, climb, cruise and landing characteristics.
The aircraft, originally designed, developed and manufactured by M/s Dornier GmbH, Germany is presently manufactured only by HAL. HAL now has world-wide marketing rights for HAL-Dornier-228 and can extend logistics / spares support throughout the operating life of aircraft.

Full-fledged facilities for repair, maintenance and overhaul of this aircraft, its engines and a large number of rotables are available within HAL, enabling it to provide single-source product support for the complete aircraft.

HAL has established a large customer base for HAL-Dornier-228 and has been supporting Regional Air Services, Defence Forces - Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force and other customers on regular basis. Through continuous modernisation / updation programs, HAL has developed the capability to provide tailor-made solutions to the customer's requirement.

Maritime Surveillance Version - The HAL Dornier -228 is ideally suited for Maritime Surveillance and Patrol roles. Typical surveillance tasks performed by D0-228 include :-
  • Patrolling of Exclusive Economic Zone
  • Patrolling land borders/ coastal areas
  • Search & Rescue
  • Pollution detection and control
  • Surveillance of fishery activities

Sate-of-the-art sensors and avionics enable the crew to carryout their task in a practical environment, with mission equipment well located. The cabin has ample space for aircrew comfort during long endurance sorties. The aircraft’s integral wing tanks with increased fuel capacity and low overall consumption enables it to fly for long duration typically 6-8 hrs with mission equipment installed.

Important features of Do-228 specific to Maritime Surveillance include :-
  • High fuel capacity
  • Ability to operate from short-semi prepared air fields.
  • Four wing hard points with capacity upto 1030 Kgs.
  • Ample cabin space for mounting of sensors.
  • Unobstructed Radar coverage
  • Outstanding performance in flying at low altitude
  • Open architecture for easier upgradation and modifications.

Mission specific equipments include :-

  • 3600 Surveillance Radar
  • Side Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR)
  • Forward looking Infra Red (FLIR)
  • Electronic Surveillance Measures System (ESM)
  • Microwave Radiometer
  • Handheld Annotating Camera
  • IR/UV Line Scanner
  • Pollution Control Pods
  • Two wing mounted Gun Pods each housing two 7.62 mm guns.
  • Optical Sight SP-700 for guns
  • Loud Hailer
  • Search light
  • Tactical Data Management System
  • Bubble windows
  • Liferafts
  • Flight Openable Roller Door
Utility Transport - HAL Dornier Do-228 can be used for wide range of transport options as VIP/Executive Transport, Regional Airliner/ Air Taxi and Troop Transport.

VIP / Executive Transport
HAL-Dornier-228 VIP/ Executive Transport offers a range of custom designed interiors for VIP/ Executives’ comfort coupled with well proven characteristics like long range, high speed, low maintenance, rugged and reliable structure. A wide choice of layouts and funishing in wood and fabric is combined with functional lavatory, hot meals galley and wardrobe.

Options available
  • 2 luxury and upto 11 deluxe seats
  • Working table for VIPs
  • Ward robe
  • Large galley with refrigerator and food warmer
  • Flushing toilet with wash basin facility
  • Additional sound proffing
  • Call-bell facility
  • Bubble windows
Regional Airliner / Air Taxi
Low maintenance and high cruise speed make HAL-Dornier-228 ideally suitable for operation as Regional Airliner/ Air Taxi for short multi-stage or medium range flights with high despatch reliability. The light and airy cabin can be configured for various layouts with comfortable seating. Built-in stairs in the passenger door facilitates loading and unloading of passengers independent of ground equipment. Baggage compartments, one in the front and the other in the rear cater for speedy access and rapid turn-around.

Options available
  • Various seating layouts
  • Toilet compartment
  • Galley with hot and cold jugs
  • Wardrobe
  • Additional sound proofing.
Troop Transport
The troop transport version fulfills the need for quick movement of armed forces’ personnel to where they are needed. The troop transport configuration can be quickly adapted for parajump operations by addition of the anchor line cable and jumpmaster equipment.

(03) Spares & Services - HAL provides Spares, Repair & Overhaul services for the following aircraft and engines:

  • Jaguar
  • MiG-21 series aircraft
  • Su-30
  • DO-228
  • Mirage 2000
  • HS-748
  • Cheetah (LAMA SA315 Helicopters)
  • Chetak ( Alouette III)
  • Dhruv - Advanced Light Helicopter
  • Garrett
  • Dart
  • Artouste IIIB
  • R-11/ R-25/ RD-33
  • Allison 501 KB5 and KC5 Industrial Marine Gas Turbine
(04) Helicopters -
(I) Dhruv (Advanced Light Helicopter) -
With a proven track record and established technology for the manufacture of helicopters and its components, the Helicopter Division commenced series production of Dhruv (Advanced Light Helicopter - ALH) in 2000 - 2001. The ALH is a multi-role, multi-mission helicopter in 5.5 tonne class, fully designed and developed by HAL. Built to FAR 29 specifications, Dhruv is designed to meet the requirement of both military and civil operators.

Dhruv is designed to perform both utility and attack roles. With a twin-engine configuration, Dhruv allows continued flight virtually throughout the flight envelope. Dhruv incorporates a number of advanced technologies; Integrated Dynamic System (IDS), Anti-resonance Isolation System (ARIS), Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC), Hingeless Main Rotor, Bearingless Tail Rotor, and Automatic Flight Control System to name a few.




(II) Chetak - The Helicopter Division manufactures the versatile and multi-purpose Chetak Helicopters for civil and military applications both for Domestic and International customers. The Chetak helicopter is a multi-role, seven-seater Helicopter, spacious and simple in design. The Chetak is highly manoeuverable and well suited to flying over sea, tropical and desert conditions. The Chopper can be effectively deployed for a variety of civil and military roles that include communication, rescue, aerial survey, cargo & passenger transport and combat. Armed with missiles and torpedoes, it also caters to the exacting requirement of anti submarine and anti tank warfare.

The automatic starting system gives the Chetak an uncommon instant start capability cutting down the time from start to take-off to less than a minute. With an all up weight of 2200 kg it can cruise at 185 kmph covering a range of 500 km and has endurance of 3.40 hours.

(III) The Cheetah is simple in concept and rugged in construction. This HAL version of Aerospatiale Lama SA 315, is a lightweight high performance helicopter, specially designed for operations over a wide range of weight, centre of gravity and altitude conditions. It is powered by the tried and trusted. Artouste-IIIB engine, also manufactured at HAL under licence from Turbomeca of France. The turbo-shaft engine produces 550 S.H.P. at 33500 rpm. The Cheetah also incorporates the latest technologies viz., hydraulic servo controls, ultra sensitive constant speed governor and an automatic starting system facilitating starting and take-off in less than a minute. With minimal adaptation it can be transformed into an excellent sprayer.

Agile and highly manoeuverable, the Cheetah can carry external cargo up to 1 MT. The Cheetah also excels in observation, surveillance, logistics support, earth resource survey and rescue operations. The Cheetah comfortably seats five and can also operate in unfavorable environmental conditions.​
Last edited:


Jul 22, 2013
Lancer -
The Lancer Helicopter is a light attack helicopter developed by HAL as a cost-effective airmobile area weapon system. The basic structure of the Lancer is derived from the reliable and proven Cheetah helicopter.

The Lancer is optimized for anti-insurgency operations, close air support, suppression of enemy fire, attack on vehicular convoys, destruction of enemy machine gun positions and anti-armour applications.

The Lancer carries two jettisonable combination gun-cum-rocket pods, one each on the right and left side, on suspension points located on the armament pylon. A gun sight is provided for accurate aiming and firing by the pilot. Each pad carries one 12.7 mm gun and three 70 mm rockets.

(04) Engines - Overview -
HAL with its vast experience has acquired state-of-the-art technologies for manufacture, repair and overhaul of engines.

HAL manufactures Adour, Dart, Garrett and Artouste engines in addition to the engines for MiG 21 variants and MiG 27M. HAL’s Engine Divisions have specialised in the development of small gas turbines and engine test beds.

HAL provides Spares and Services support on Dart, Artouste and MiG related engines for its overseas customers.

HAL’s clientele spans across USA, Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal, Mauritius, Namibia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Egypt.

(I) ADOUR MK 811 -

Jaguar aircraft is powered by two Adour MK 804 / MK 811 engines. MK 811 engines are manufactured since 1981 under licence from RR/TM [ Rolls Royce Turbomeca ].

Adour MK 804 engines are also overhauled and repaired under the above licence.

Adour engine is a bypass jet engine of modular construction. The Adour has two-stage low pressure and five-stage high pressure axial flow compressors which are driven by separate, single-stage high pressure and low pressure turbines connected through co-axial shafts, with the low pressure shaft passing through the high pressure shaft.

(II) GARRETT 331 - 5 - The Garrett TPE 331-5 turbo prop engine is being manufactured, overhauled and repaired for various customers under licence from Garrett Engine Division of Honey Well Company [earlier Allied Signal Aerospace Company, USA] since 1988 and belongs to one of the most popular series of small turbo prop engines powering a large number of commuter and corporate aircraft such as Dornier DO-228.

It has a single shaft centrifugal compressor engine rated at 715 shaft horse power at 1591 RPM output speed. Being a reverse flow gas turbine with a small frontal area, it has better dry specifics and easier airframe integration. Apart from its simplicity of design and superior performance, the engine features a propeller control system, anti-icing and foreign object damage resistance, reverse thrust and negative torque sensing facilities.

(III) Artouste III B - Artouste III B Engine powers both Cheetah and Chetak helicopters. The manufacture of this engine commenced in 1962 under licence from Turbomeca, France.

The engine has side air intake, one axial and one centrifugal compressor connected to a three-stage turbine. The power output is 550 SHP at 33500 RPM. The reduction gear box in the front transfers the power to helicopter. More than 665 engines have been manufactured and 2950 engines overhauled and repaired for various customers.

(IV) Potential For Overhaul and Repair - DART 533 - 2 AND 536 - 2T - The Dart series of engines were manufactured since 1966. under licence from Rolls Royce, UK but at present are being repaired and overhauled. Two Dart engines power HS-748 aircraft.

This engine has two-stage centrifugal compressors, three- stage turbine and utilises water methanol injection to increase the shaft horse power.

(V) Rolls Royce Allison 501 K – Industrial Marine Gas Turbine - The Allison 501 K engine is derived from the T 56 Turboprop engine. The 501 K engine is available in both single-shaft / cold end drive and two-shaft / hot end drive configurations. Both use a common high efficiency compressor design. The engine with the output at the cold end is being used as a prime mover in electric generator sets. The engine with output at the hot end is being used primarily as a power source for pumps, compressors and other mechanical drive requirement.

The 501K engines operate on gasoline, kerosene, diesel and natural gas.

(05) Avionics -


Inertial Navigation System

  • Stabilized Inertial Platform with Dry-tuned Gyroscopes and Accelerometers
  • Digital Nav-Attack Computer
  • Interface Unit and Cockpit Control Panels
  • Head-Up Display & Weapon Aiming Computer (HUDWAC)
  • Microprocessor based head-up Display and Sighting System
  • Scan and Cursive modes of display
  • Weapon Aiming Computations in Reversionary modes in the event of failure of INS Computer
Combined Map and Electronic Display (COMED)
  • Head Down Navigation and Map Display
  • Soft Key Selectable Display Modes
  • Integrated with INS and HUDWAC on MIL-STD 1553B Digital Data Bus
Flight Data Recorder (FDR)
  • Crash protected Flight Data Recording System with Data Acquisition Unit
  • Simultaneous recording of Data and Audio tracks
  • Recording duration of 90 minutes in endless loop
Laser Ranger and Market Target Seeker (LRMTS)
  • Operates both in Ranging and Target Seeking modes
  • Target Range Computation
  • Neodymium Doped YAG Laser
Autostabliser System (AUTOSTAB)
  • Computer Based System for Control of Tailplane, Rudder and Spoiler Movements
Last edited:


Jul 22, 2013

Integrated Navigation And Sighting Complex (44 LK System)
  • Inertial Navigation System
  • Centralized Digital Computer
  • Radio and Doppler Navigation
  • Stabilised Sight
  • Air Data Computer
  • Laser Ranging System
Flight Data Recorder (UZL TESTER)
  • Recording duration of 3 Hours
  • Crash Protected Recording System
  • Records 38 Analogue and 32 Discrete Parameters
Products in Current Manufacturing Range

(III) Malaysian Su-30MKM -

US$30 million contract to supply avionics for Malaysian Su-30MKM.

(06) Casting/Forgings -
Foundry & Forge Division has proven capability in developing high quality Aluminium thin walled Castings & Steel, Nickel and Titanium Forgings of Steel as per the current aerospace standards and specific customer quality requirements.

The Division is the OEM supplier of complex castings, precision forgings & Rolled Rings. Currently, our exports caters to major Civil Aircraft programs.

Approvals -

  • AS 9100 C
  • NADCAP for Heat Treatment, NDT and Chemical Processing &
  • NABL

Exports by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)


PJT-531 Battle Field Surveillance Radar- Short Range (BFSR-SR)



Apr 28, 2014
United Kingdom
man too long.... font changes... difficult to read whole... not undermining your effort but too much info ....


Jul 22, 2013
Exports by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)

India's BEL to Supply Compact Multi-Purpose Advanced Stabilized Systems To Israel's Elbit Systems
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Defence Public Sector, has received an order at Aero India 2015 from Elbit Systems Electro-Optical Elop Ltd (Elop), of Israel, for the production of Elop’s Compact Multi-Purpose Advanced Stabilized Systems(CoMPASSTM). This is in addition to an earlier order for the supply of CoMPASS, received by BEL from Elop in 2014. Previously, BEL had entered into a technical collaboration agreement with Elop for the joint production and D-Level maintenance of CoMPASS for the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Programme. BEL had absorbed transfer of technology (ToT) for production of CoMPASS in India. CoMPASS is used in the ALH being manufactured by HAL.

The CoMPASS is a day-and-night surveillance system that includes a colour TV daylight camera, 3rd Generation infrared sensor and automatic tracking capabilities, as well as command and control capabilities.


Passive Night Sight BEPNS-0808 is a high performance and compact night vision system designed for CQB Carbine. It can be mounted on pica-tinny rail of CQB Carbine. It is provided with invisible laser designator for easy engagement / designation of targets in stand alone mode.
  • II Tube with built in protection, against bright source ,reverse polarity protection & Automatic Brightness Control (ABC).​
  • Hermetical sealing with N2 filling​
  • Can be used in tandem with reflex sight​
  • Built-in laser pointer​

Holographic Weapon Sight is used for aligning the targets with precision, speed, and highest accuracy. It helps in enhancing the response time of weaponry. As the sight can be operated with both eyes open,facilitates an increased peripheral vision for an unlimited eye-relief and parallax free image. This parallax free image is created with a large and bright aiming reticle pattern allowing quick target acquisition particularly in close quarter combat situations.
  • Built-in range approximation reticule for instant target acquisition and gun firing​
  • Mounting is on sturdy rail​
  • Meets environmental specs as per JSS 55555​
  • Self contained optics preventing complete blockage of laser light source and allowing usage of optic by operator in passive mode​
  • Affords the operator for full use of the optic even if optical surfaces are obstructed due to moisture,thick fog and extreme environmental conditions​
  • Target acquisition even if the optic is partially damaged​
  • Complies with laser emission safety regulations Auto power shut down facility​

Advanced Night Weapon Sight is a high performance, water proof and compact night vision system designed for small arms like INSAS Rifle, AK-47, Sniper Rifle etc.

By changing the mount, can be mounted on any of the above mentioned weapons.​

  • High Performance II tube with built-in protection against bright source.​
  • Bright light cut-off circuit.​
  • Powered through single AA battery.​
  • Available with 4X and 5X Objective lens.​

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 1, Members: 0, Guests: 1)