New Delhi (NVI): Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has received a Request for Proposal (RFP) from the Indian Air Force for their HTT40 Basic Trainers requirement in Bengaluru today at the on-going Aero India 2021.
The documents regarding this were handed over to R Madhavan, CMD, HAL by Air Marshal Sandeep Singh, DCAS and VL Kantha Rao, DG (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence. The RFP is for 70 aircraft with additional clause for 38 more, as per an official statement.
The certification will be given against the Program Compliance and Quality Review (PCQR), HAL said in a statement.
The production will take place at HAL’s two manufacturing units at Bengaluru and Nashik. The RFP has come within six years from the first flight of HAL which is shortest time-line in aircraft industry.
The trainer will have more than 60 percent indigenous content and is supported by agencies such as CEMILAC, RDAQA, ASTE and others, as per the official statement.