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Indian Navy to gain a dozen Dorniers

28th November 2016 - 18:32 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Indian Navy (IN) will receive 12 additional Dornier Do 228 aircraft for maritime patrol according to formal approval given by the Cabinet Committee on Security on 23 November. 

The deal was originally granted acceptance of necessity in October 2014, but it has taken until now for the INR25 billion ($364 million) contract to gain approval from the committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will manufacture the dozen aircraft at its Kanpur facility. HAL has licence-produced more than 120 Do 228 aircraft since 1984.

As maritime patrol variants the twin-turboprop aircraft will have equipment such

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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