Austin wrote:HAL to sign orders for 73 Advanced Light Helicopters, 106 HTT-40 trainers
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/art ... aign=cppst
Hell hath frozen over!
"We expect to sign the order for 73 ALH worth Rs 14,000 crore to the Services soon and order for 106 HTT-40 to the Indian Air Force (IAF) worth Rs 4,770 crore when ready for production," HAL Chairman T. Suvarna Raju told reporters here.
The city-based defence behemoth has already delivered 231 ALHs to the Services since 2002 and has an order for 159 more from them.
IAF Chief Norman Browne to Shiv Aroor in Feb 2013
“There is no need for it (the HTT-40 turbo trainer project),” IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Norman Browne said in response to a question by me on a series of HAL projects that the IAF is deeply unhappy with.