Navy choppers for HAL unlikely, jet order on the cards
The naval utility helicopter project, being processed under the strategic partnership model, is now set to go to the next stage, with the navy shortlisting four domestic companies that would be eligible to tie up with three shortlisted foreign vendors for a competition to manufacture 111 choppers in India.
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Under the first project of the strategic partnership policy of the Narendra Modi government to develop indigenous industry's defence manufacturing capacity, 111 light helicopters have to be built indigenously through joint ventures between Indian and foreign firms.
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HAL bids again for chopper project ‘reserved’ for private companies
Sources said as the shortlist is yet to be approved by the apex Defence Acquisition Committee (DAC), HAL has requested a reconsideration, stating that it is the most qualified company to build choppers given its history in the aviation sector. However, the HAL bid is likely to be strongly opposed by the navy that does not want any delays to impact the critical plan.
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India seeks to short list bidders for 111 naval helicopters
They will be used for tasks such as Search and Rescue, casualty evacuation, passenger duties and even anti-submarine roles such as torpedo drops.
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Govt yet to decide on HAL bid, foreign cos tie up with private firms
The plan to manufacture 111 helicopters under the strategic partnership process kicked off earlier this year after the ministry sent out a public request for bids by Indian companies.
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