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Discussion in 'Indian Defence Industry' started by TSUNAMI, Nov 1, 2012.

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  1. Agent_47

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    Govt to dilute 10% stake in military plane maker HAL

    The government has approved sale of 10% stake in public sector military plane maker Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd through an initial public offer. This, at a time when it is witnessing competition from private players such as Reliance Defence, Adani and Tata Group who are bidding to bag fighter plane contracts for the Indian armed forces.

    The Bengaluru-based HAL has filed its draft Red Herring Prospectus (DHRP) with market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on September 29, the firm said in a statement on Sunday.

    So far, HAL has been the sole player in the country building fighter aircraft such as Sukhoi-30-MkI and the Hawk advanced jet trainers under licensed production and helicopters such as Dhruv advanced light helicopter which it has designed in-house. It also is the designated agency to produce Tejas, the homegrown light combat aircraft for the air force.

    In September, HAL chairman and managing director T Suvarna Raju said the company has an order book of Rs 41,000 crore which is "very low for an aeronautical industry." It has orders to make 35 Su-30-MkI planes and 40 Tejas aircraft, while awaiting confirmation of a follow on order for 83 Tejas planes.

    Last year, when India signed a deal to buy 36 Rafale jet aircraft from France after it cancelled a tender to buy 126 multi-role medium combat aircraft, it designated Reliance Defence as the local partner to deliver offsets worth over Rs 21,000 crore. Incidentally, Rafale had shortlisted Reliance Defence as its local partner to deliver offsets when it bid for the 126 plane deal that it won in 2012.

    HAL is also not in the race to build the 100-200 single engine jet fighter deal for which Sweden's Saab is fielding the Gripen and US plane maker Lockheed Martin plans to sell its latest block of F-16 fighter. Saab has signed up the Adani Group that lacks aerospace manufacturing expertise as its local partner, while Lockheed Martin has chosen Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL), a Tata Group firm that has so far build systems and components for global aerospace makers.

    The public sector aircraft maker had reported profit before tax of Rs 3,294 crore on revenue of Rs 17,406 crore for fiscal 2016-17.


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    Which year is the start month?:agree::agree:
     
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    ranadd 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    This is too little IMO.

    HAL should needs to be split, based on their delivery. Company needs not be split into small parts, that would defeat the purpose. However, having distinct Identity, order books, mid level management etc would help a lot to manage projects.

    This have been suggested so many times. The Rotorcraft & OEM divisions should be made into their own organizations in HAL years back. But no, its all a one big bucket where all the Guptas, Kumars & Swamis cover each other.

    Why the need for virtual companies inside a company? Division performance becomes more visible and they will be held accountable.
     
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    HAL has been defence major player,with current defence budget also for teritorial countries HAL and other Indian defence companies has given opportunities for modernising all Indian defence department.
     
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    HAL to blame for Mig 21 crashes not IAF pilot training.

    HAL used substandard material in assembly of Mig21, did not sanitise assembly area which lead to foreign objects entering engine and other components which led to structural stress which resulted in flame out prematurely.
    HAL QC not trained in aircraft assembly and maintenance.

    Important this video is spread around now we are at verge of burying ADA's first project and importing F-16 in large numbers :)
     
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    Human error may be a factor or accidental due to technical problem,Ecuador is a friendly country,Dhruv is one of the best choppers in the world,with latest technology,I think Dhruv still the top contender.
     
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    Anish Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Dhruv and other HAL products have collapsed in international export markets.

    Sri Lanka went for Yak-130 over Tejas Mk1.

    And many other similar failures for HAL globally and the same type of failures will emerge in a massive way domestically
     
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    Naval Air: No Mercy For Insufficiently Patriotic SailorsMay 5, 2017: In early 2017 the Indian Navy was forced to buy another 16 Dhruv helicopters. At the same time the Indian Coast Guard was forced to accept another 16. Why the reluctance of the seagoing services to operate this Indian developed and made helicopter? In short because of problems that have been around for a long time and never get fixed. It all began back in 2010 when the navy bought six Dhruvs for evaluation and did not like what they saw. The main complaints were lack of engine power and poor reliability. These were considered fatal flaws for helicopters operating off ships and used for SAR (search and rescue) and ASW (anti-submarine warfare) work. Since then the manufacturer has made improvements and addressed most of the complaints. But like the original, the later models of Dhruv were more promise than performance and the seagoing forces wanted to buy more reliable foreign helicopters.

    The 5.5 ton Dhruv was in development for two decades before the first one was delivered in 2002. The Dhruv can carry up to 14 passengers or four stretchers. Max load is 2.5 tons and endurance is about two hours (depending on load and altitude). The Dhruv can also fly as high as 6,000 meters (nearly 20,000 feet). Northern India has a lot of mountains, so operating at high altitude was a key design requirement.

    By 2017 over 250 had been built or were on order. Most went to the Indian Army. But some foreign customers (Nepal and Myanmar) also took a few. A series of crashes early on indicated some basic design flaws, which the manufacturer insisted did not exist. The navy disagreed, even though the fleet was desperate to replace over three dozen of its elderly British Sea King helicopters (a 1950s design, and the Indian Navy models are 20-35 years old) and a dozen Russian KA-28s. The navy was allowed to get some foreign helicopters for missions that were clearly beyond the capabilities of the Dhruv, but otherwise the Dhruv was mandatory.

    Until 2010 the “Indian made”, Dhruv was assembled mostly (90 percent) with imported parts. The manufacturer had kept quiet about this because at least half the parts in "Indian made" weapons are supposed to be made in India. Since then the percentage of Indian made components has increased. As embarrassing as this revelation was, it was the performance problems that bothered military users the most although Indian made components often generate a lot of user complaints.
     
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    Post the source of your post
     
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    Why are you repeating the same post ?
     

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