Bangalore, India – Producers of highly engineered products, Dynamatic Technologies Ltd manufactured the first front fuselage Final Operation Clearance (FOC) version of the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) for Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL). It is the first private sector company to build a complex fuselage section for a supersonic fighter aircraft and has been a preferred production partner for HAL for over three decades on all their major platforms. The completion of the first front fuselage was witnessed by senior executives from HAL, as well as addressed virtually by the Defence Secretary of India.
“I am really happy and honored to join in this historic occasion, when the first front fuselage of LCA has been handed over to HAL. I would like to heartily congratulate Dynamatic and HAL LCA team who have made this joint partnership greatly successful. I think this is the model for PSU Private Industry partnership in Defence Aerospace sector and we hope that this example will hold good stead for several other partnerships by HAL and other PSUs as well. The future generations of LCA will continuously grow. And we continue to see this as an evolutionary journey which will take India to newer heights in the fighter jet aircraft segment,” expressed Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary, Government of India.
Added to this R Madhavan, Chairman & Managing Director, HAL, “Dynamatic has done it again by delivering the first front fuselage of LCA Tejas. The LCA program has a requirement of 20 Aircraft sets per year and will grow with MK2 and AMCA. Dynamatic is a known and reliable supplier for HAL, and we will also look for opportunities on trainer and UAV platforms.”
“Dynamatic has been privileged to be a production partner with HAL and the Ministry of Defence for three decades. The Industrialization of LCA has gone through many upgrades during the build process. This is the FOC version with a mid-air refueling probe and is a tremendous success story both for indigenous defence production, and for public-private-partnership with HAL,” asserted Dr Udayant Malhoutra, CEO & Managing Director, Dynamatic Technologies Ltd.
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Image caption: (L-R) Johney Thomas, AGM, Quality HAL; Ravichander V, Co-COO, Dyanamtic-Oldland Aerospace; Jayadeva E P, GM-LCA, HAL; Amitabh Bhatt, CEO-BC, HAL; Dr Udayant Malhoutra, CEO & MD, Dynamatic Technologies Ltd ; R Madhavan, CMD, HAL; Velpari M S, Director, Operations, HAL; P S Ramesh, ED, Dynamatic Technologies Ltd and Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary, GOI (Live over video)