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HAL Proposes Existing Facility for AMCA 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Production Under SPV Model

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HAL Proposes Existing Facility for AMCA 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Production Under SPV Model
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India’s AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft) program has received a significant boost with government approval for its development. This 5th generation fighter jet signifies a major step forward in India’s pursuit of self-reliance in advanced aerospace technology.

HAL’s Role in AMCA Production

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), India’s state-owned aerospace and defense company, will lead the initial stages of production. HAL will manufacture prototypes and pre-production aircraft, laying the foundation for full-scale production.

The SPV Model for Long-Term Production

The long-term vision for AMCA production involves a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with a majority stake held by a private sector company and HAL retaining a minority stake. This public-private partnership aims to leverage the expertise of both sectors for efficient and cost-effective production.

Change in Production Strategy

Earlier plans suggested establishing a new joint venture facility in Coimbatore under the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor (TNDIC). However, recent reports indicate a potential shift in strategy. HAL may offer its existing facilities in Nasik to the private sector partner for AMCA production. These facilities are currently being upgraded to accommodate the manufacturing of Tejas Mk1A jets.

Benefits of Using Existing Facilities

Upgrading existing facilities in Nashik could be a faster and more cost-effective solution compared to building an entirely new facility in Coimbatore. Additionally, Nashik already has a well-established aerospace ecosystem, which could prove beneficial for AMCA production.

Conclusion

The government’s approval marks a significant milestone for the AMCA program. The chosen manufacturing strategy, whether it involves a new facility or repurposing existing infrastructure, will determine the pace and efficiency of production. Collaboration between HAL and a private sector partner will be crucial for the successful development and deployment of this next-generation fighter jet, solidifying India’s position as a major player in the global aerospace industry.

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