HAL bags Rs. 2890 cr contract for upgrade of 25 Dornier Aircraft of Indian Navy

HAL bags Rs. 2890 cr contract for upgrade of 25 Dornier Aircraft of Indian Navy

Mid Life Upgrade (MLU) of 25 Dornier Aircraft is likely to generate an employment of 1.8 Lakh Man- days during its execution span of 6.5 years.

New Delhi: The Ministry of Defence signed a contract with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on 15 March 2024 for Mid Life Upgrade (MLU) of 25 Dornier Aircraft along with associated equipment for Indian Navy at a cost of Rs.2890.73 cr.

The MLU for Dornier Aircraft includes upgrade to incorporate state-of-the art Avionics Systems and Primary Role sensors. The upgrade would significantly enhance the operational capability of the Dornier aircraft of the Indian Navy to perform Primary Roles of Maritime Surveillance, Coastal Surveillance, Electronic Intelligence and development of Maritime Domain Awareness.

In addition, this upgrade will also enable Indian Navy Dorniers to carry out Secondary Roles of Search and Rescue, Medical/Casualty Evacuation and Communication Link.

Mid Life Upgrade (MLU) of 25 Dornier Aircraft is likely to generate an employment of 1.8 Lakh Man- days during its execution span of 6.5 years. The indigenous upgrade entails supply of major systems and equipments from indigenous sources thus significantly contributing towards "Atmanirbharta" in Defence, in consonance with Make-in-India initiative of Government of India.

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