India’s state owned airframer, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is displaying its Supersonic Omni Role Trainer Aircraft (SPORT) simulator for the first time at the show. The indigenous developed SPORT, will offer 4++ generation or equivalent capabilities to bridge the gap in pilot training to command front line fighters, the airframer says.
The new aircraft will be offered to the Indian Air Force (IAF), to be utilized for fighter training after Advanced Jet Training stage and before induction of pilots into a frontline fighter squadron.
“HAL is poised to tap into the opportunities during the forthcoming Aero India and will highlight its indigenously designed and developed fixed and rotary wing platforms, technologies covering power plants and latest R&D offerings. HAL is an industry leader and will continue to leave a mark as a formidable player in the domestic and global defence market,” says Mr. R Madhavan, CMD, HAL.
HAL is putting up a large flying display, comprising of; LCA Tejas, HTT-40, indigenously upgraded Hawk-i, Civil Do-228, Rudra, Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) and Light Combat Helicopter (LCH).
On static display, the airframer is displaying a MEDEVAC version of the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv called ALH MICU.
The airframer is also displaying, the tail boom folding and main rotor folding of the Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH), as a Technology Demonstrator for the Indian Navy.
A Jaguar aircraft simulator is also present.
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