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Aero India 2021: HAL receives RFP for basic trainer HTT40 from Indian Air Force

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has received a Request for Proposal (RFP) from the Indian Air Force for their Basic Trainers requirement at the on-going Aero India 2021. The documents were handed over to Mr. R. Madhavan, CMD, HAL by Air Marshal Sandeep Singh, DCAS and Mr. V. L. Kantha Rao, DG (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence.

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Aero India 2021 HAL receives RFP for Basic Trainer HTT40 from Indian Air Force HTT40 (Picture source: Arunjith Avaneendran)


The RFP is for 70 aircraft with additional clause for 38 more. The certification will be given against the PSQR. The production will take place at HAL’s two manufacturing units at Bengaluru and Nashik. The RFP has come within six years from the first flight of HAL which is shortest time-line in aircraft industry. The trainer will have more than 60 percent indigenous content and is supported by agencies such as CEMILAC, RDAQA, ASTE and others.

Indigenously designed and developed by HAL, the HTT-40s would be used for basic flight training, aerobatics, instrument flying and close formation flights. Secondary roles would include navigation and night flying.


Aero India 2021 HAL receives RFP for Basic Trainer HTT40 from Indian Air Force 01 The documents were handed over to Mr. R. Madhavan, CMD, HAL by Air Marshal Sandeep Singh, DCAS and Mr. V. L. Kantha Rao, DG (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence (Picture source: HAL)