Safran, HAL collaborate for Rafale engine manufacturing in India
As per news reports, India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and French Safran Aircraft Engines have signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to assemble and manufacture components for Smecma M88 engine that powers Rafale jets in India.
As per the MoU, HAL and Safran Aircraft Engines is looking forward to opportunities to assemble the Safran M88 engine and manufacture components for the engine with HAL for additional batch of Rafale Aircraft for India and for any aircraft manufactured in India by HAL fitted with M88, according to statement by Safran.
Further, it is being contemplated that a significant amount of technology in the assembling/manufacturing programs will also be transferred. The MoU also encompasses collaboration between HAL and Safran Aircraft Engines for indigenization programs relating to design and development of high thrust engines of 110 kN power and above with transfer of key technology in the framework of this development.
India is making way by introducing policies and schemes to give impetus to domestic manufacturing. Economic recovery is on its way with many industry sectors showing growth and restarting business in full flow.