SOURCE: IDRW.ORG TEAM
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has taken a significant step towards self-reliance in aircraft maintenance and spares production by issuing an Expression of Interest (EoI) for the design and development of Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), spares, and materials used in the Su-30MKI aircraft. This initiative is in line with the “Make in India” program and aims to reduce dependence on foreign suppliers for critical components.
HAL’s Nasik division has been actively working on developing indigenous spares for the Su-30MKI aircraft, a crucial step in achieving self-reliance in the maintenance and support of this advanced fighter jet. The issuance of this EoI marks a significant milestone in the organization’s efforts to enhance its self-reliance capabilities.
The primary objective of this EoI is to invite responses from eligible Indian companies capable of indigenous design, development, and manufacturing of LRUs, spares, and materials used in the Su-30MKI aircraft. This initiative falls under the “Make-II” category, which emphasizes domestic production and contributes to the “Make in India” campaign.
HAL’s Nasik division aims to engage Indian industries in this project to manufacture major Bought Out Items (BOIs), LRUs, sub-systems, and systems used in the Su-30MKI aircraft. By doing so, the organization seeks to reduce its dependence on foreign firms for these critical components. This shift towards indigenous production is not only cost-effective but also enhances India’s self-reliance capabilities in the defense sector.
The move towards indigenous design and production of spares and materials for the Su-30MKI aircraft is part of a broader strategy to enhance self-reliance in the Indian defense industry. It aligns with the government’s “Make in India” initiative and supports the goal of reducing reliance on foreign suppliers for crucial components, thereby bolstering India’s defense capabilities.
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