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HAL Tumakuru: Asia’s Largest Helicopter Factory - An Overvie



  Dec 21, 2023

HAL Tumakuru: Asia’s Largest Helicopter Factory - An Overview



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

1. What is the significance of the HAL Helicopter Factory in Tumakuru?

It’s Asia’s largest helicopter factory, crucial for India’s self-reliance in helicopter design, development, and manufacturing.

2. When was the factory officially inaugurated?

The factory was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 6, 2023.

3. What is the size of the factory and its initial focus?

Spread over 615 acres, the factory initially focuses on producing Light Utility Helicopters (LUHs).

4. Will the factory produce other types of helicopters?

Yes, plans include expanding to produce Light Combat Helicopters (LCHs) and Indian Multirole Helicopters (IMRHs).

5. What is the production capacity of the factory?

Initially, around 30 helicopters per year, with an eventual increase to 60 and 90 helicopters annually in a phased manner.

6. What other roles will the factory fulfill?

Besides manufacturing, it will handle Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) operations for various helicopters.

7. How does this factory contribute to India’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative?

It aligns with the vision of self-reliance, reducing foreign dependence in defense, and boosting economic and technological growth.

8. What is the projected business generation from this factory?

Over 20 years, it’s expected to produce over 1,000 helicopters, generating business over Rs four lakh crores.

9. How does the factory impact the local socio-economic landscape?

It’s expected to create direct and indirect employment opportunities and foster regional development in aerospace, education, and healthcare.

10. How does this project reflect India’s defense strategy?

It represents a move towards self-reliance in defense manufacturing, reducing reliance on foreign imports, and enhancing national security.


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