Company : Hindustan Aeronautics
Location : Karnataka
Status : Planning Stage
Hindustan Aeronautics is planning a helicopters manufacturing project in dist. Tumakuru, Karnataka. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 50 billion. The foundation stone has been laid on 3rd January, 2016. According to media reports, the facility would be used for manufacture of Advanced Light Helicopters, Kamov could also be built. Russia’s Rostech State Corporation has tied up with Hindustan Aeronautics for manufacture of at least 200 Kamov 226T light helicopters to replace the ageing fleet of Cheetah and Chetak, in a deal estimated to be worth $1 billion under the ‘Make in India’ initiative. According to the document, Rostec will organize in India the production of Russian Ka-226T and its modifications in the amount of not less than 200 units. The agreement also provides for maintenance, operation and repair of helicopters.