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Business News/ News / India/  Defence ministry, HAL sign 458 cr contract for two upgraded Dornier aircraft for coast guard
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Defence ministry, HAL sign ₹458 cr contract for two upgraded Dornier aircraft for coast guard

The aircraft will be fitted with several advanced equipment including a glass cockpit, maritime patrol radar, electro-optic infrared device, and mission management system

The addition will further bolster the aerial surveillance capability of maritime areas of responsibilities of the ICG (Photo: HAL website)Premium
The addition will further bolster the aerial surveillance capability of maritime areas of responsibilities of the ICG (Photo: HAL website)

New Delhi: The Ministry of Defence on Friday signed a contract with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the procurement of two Dornier aircraft for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) along with an associated engineering support package at an overall cost of 458.87 crore.

The aircraft will be procured under the ‘Buy (Indian) Category’, the ministry said in a statement.

It added that the aircraft will be fitted with several advanced equipment including a glass cockpit, maritime patrol radar, electro-optic infrared device, and mission management system.

“The addition will further bolster the aerial surveillance capability of maritime areas of responsibilities of the ICG," the ministry said.

“The Dornier aircraft are being indigenously manufactured at HAL (Transport Aircraft Division), Kanpur and will significantly contribute in achieving Aatmanirbharta in defence, in consonance with the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the government," it added.

In March, the defence ministry had signed a contract for procurement of six Dornier-228 aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) from HAL at a cost of 667 crore.

The Dornier aircraft is a highly versatile multi-purpose light transport aircraft. It has been developed specifically to meet the manifold requirements of utility and commuter transport as well as for maritime surveillance.

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Published: 07 Jul 2023, 04:53 PM IST
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