National Defence Bureau, Chennai
Chennai, 12 April 2018
HAL signed an MoU with Motorsich JSC and Ivchenko Progress SE, Ukraine for Engine Design, Development, Testing and manufacturing of critical components, here today. D.K Venkatesh, Director (Engg. R&D)-HAL, K. N. Podgors’ky, Chief Designer, Motorsich, JSC and O. N. Drynov, Chief Designer, Ivchenko Progress SE jointly signed the MoU in the presence of T. Suvarna Raju, CMD-HAL during the ongoing DefExpo-2018.
HAL is already in the process of design and development of medium thrust and shaft engines. This MoU will facilitate further strengthening the development and testing of these indigenous engines, says Mr Raju.
Speaking during the event, K. N. Podgors’ky said Ukraine would be extending all possible support to India in terms of engine technologies.
Both Motorsich JSE and Ivchenko Progress are manufacturer and supplier of Aero Engines for various platforms, situated in Ukraine.
HAL is associated with Motorsich for PV-117MT engine that powers Mi-7 helicopter and AL-20D engine for AN-32 cargo transport aircraft for service/overhaul under licence.
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