India air-force and army has procured its Indigenous basic air-craft which is also capable of caring weapons. Air-force is expected to procure more 70 of this kind.
India’s Defence Minister visited Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) in Bangalore. He was impressed by the effort put by the young techies.
Here is the all for HTT-40:
- Aimed at being used for the first stage training for all flying cadets of the three services, HTT-40 had made its maiden flight after much delay on May 31.
- Officials said detailed design phase of HTT-40 was launched in August 2013 with HAL’s internal funding and was completed in May 2015 and from there it has taken 12 months to fly the first prototype.
- Indian Air Force is expected to procure seventy HTT-40 aircraft.
- HAL has said that the programme aims to achieve its operational clearance by 2018, and towards this the company will be manufacturing three prototypes and two static test specimens.
- Designed to meet the current demands of the Air force, there is also a provision to include weapons for the trainer aircraft.
- According to officials, the indigenous content on HTT-40 is close to 80 per cent with about 75 plus systems out of the total 90 on the aircraft sourced from local players and sister divisions of HAL.
- HTT-40 aircraft weighs about 2,800 kg and has Turbo Prop engine of 950 shp class.
— Manohar Parrikar (@manoharparrikar) June 17, 2016