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HAL hopes its small steps will get larger as it eyes export markets

21st September 2022 - 05:33 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


This is HAL’s Advanced Light Helicopter prototype fitted with folding rotor blades, which recently completed a maiden flight. (Photo: HAL)

HAL of India has not really broken into the export market, but it has high expectations of itself.

State-owned defence manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) stocks are zooming. The company is publicising that it has filed 2,040+ intellectual property rights applications and granted over 640 patents, industrial design, copyright and trademarks since 2013.

Patents cover a wealth of intellectual property developed at HAL in terms of technologies, products, processes, and software, with the manufacture of indigenous aircraft and helicopters the company’s leading source of revenue.

Seven years later, under the government’s self-reliance programme, indigenous projects such as the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), Light Utility Helicopter and HTT-40 have led to HAL working with private

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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