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IAF chief reviews SU-30 fighter jet production facility

India TV News Desk 07 Jun 2014, 20:42:40 PM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: IAF chief Arup Raha today reviewed the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's Su-30MKI combat aircraft manufacturing facilities in Nashik.  

The IAF chief visited the facility along with Secretary (Defence Production) G S Pati and HAl chief RK Tyagi where he was briefed about new technologies in the Su-30MKI, level of technology absorption, establishment of facilities for Su-30 repair and overhaul and road map for indigenisation.  

“The focus of the presentation was on actions taken and support being provided to IAF by HAL for enhancing the serviceability of Su-30MKI fleet,” an HAL release said.  

The IAF chief also inaugurated the warehouse for storing aggregates and spares of Su-30MKI aircraft and handed it over to Airforce Liaison Establishment, Nasik.  The warehouse is built by HAL with all the modern facilities required for storing all types of aggregates and spares required for future operations of the aircraft fleet.

 “The IAF chief's visit covered indigenisation cell, manufacturing facilities for 4.5 generation SU-30MKI aircraft, newly established repair and overhaul facilities, final assembly of Su-30MKI aircraft and flight testing hangar,” HAL said.

The state-run PSU said presently HAL is manufacturing the aircraft from raw material phase and till date has produced 150 aircraft.

“HAL has manufactured approximately 43,000 components in airframe and 6,300 components for engines. Twenty six special technologies have been absorbed and mastered,” it said.