T Suvarna Raju HAL with DoDP Secretary Ashok Kumar Gupta
Secretary (Defence Production) Ashok Kumar Gupta and Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited T Suvarna Raju at the MoU signing ceremony, in New Delhi on July 11, 2017

National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 11 July 2017

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a navratna Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financial year 2017-18 with the Ministry here today. The annual MoU was signed between Secretary (Defence Production) Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta on behalf of the Ministry and Chairman and Managing Director, HAL Shri T Suvarna Raju. The MoU outlines targets on various performance parameters for the company during the financial year. The revenue from operations has been targeted at ₹ 17,900 crore, the highest ever.

The company has also laid specific emphasis on capacity building, modernisation, solar power plant, etc., aiming to achieve capital expenditure of ₹ 1,300 crore.

The company’s thrust is on ‘Make in India’ projects to achieve self-reliance in the aviation sector, Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40 (HTT-40), Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and Light Utility Helicopter (LUH). Among the important milestones targeted to be achieved include, clearance by Director General of Civil Aviation for civil version of Dornier-228 aircraft, Jaguar DARIN-III upgrade and Mirage 2000 upgrade.

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