“The Rise of India’s Aerospace Industry: PM Modi’s Vision Takes Flight”

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Tumakuru District of Karnatka where HAL helicopter Factory is present.

The much-anticipated event, to be held in Tumakuru, Karnataka will be graced by the presence of the esteemed Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh and top officials from the Ministry of Defence.

Length of 16.3 mt, a height of 4.7 mt, rotor diameter of 13.2 mt.

2 advanced turboshaft engines with maximum power output of 1,400 horsepower each.

Maximum Speed of 309 km/h.

Maximum Altitude of 6,500 mt.

Range of 555 km.

Payload Capacity of 1,800 kg.

The futuristic facility, spread over 615 acres, is an epitome of self-sufficiency and features a state-of-the-art design. To start with, the facility will produce Light Utility Helicopters (LUH), an indigenous helicopter characterized by its high maneuverability and 3-ton capacity. In its initial phase, the factory aims to produce a whopping 30 LUHs, with plans to augment its production to other helicopters such as Light Combat Helicopters (LCHs) and the Advanced Helicopter, along with the potential for civil exports. The goal is to produce over 1,000 helicopters, with a total weight ranging from 3 to 15 tonnes, through this facility.

In addition to bolstering the aerospace manufacturing ecosystem in the region,

the facility is equipped with Industry 4.0 tools and boasts facilities like a heli-runway, flight hangar, assembly hangars, air traffic control, and an array of supporting services. This will not only meet India's domestic helicopter demand without imports but also support the vision of an independent India in helicopter design, development, and production.

The foundation stone of this facility was laid by the Prime Minister in 2016, and its proximity to the existing HAL facilities in Bengaluru is set to trigger the growth of surrounding areas through its corporate social responsibility activities, including education, housing, and healthcare.

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