GE Aerospace Signs MoU HAL: Fighter aircraft engines will now be ready in India. The big deal has come to the fore amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to America. According to this, the American company GE Aerospace has tied up with the Indian company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to manufacture fighter aircraft engines in India.
GE Aerospace on Thursday (June 22) entered into an agreement with HAL for joint production of the jet engine for the Indian Air Force’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Mk-2 Tejas. This agreement is being considered as a milestone. GE President and CEO H. Lawrence Culp Jr. said this is a historic agreement made possible by our long-standing partnership with India and HAL. This deal will boost defence cooperation between the two countries.
Zee Aerospace said this in its statement regarding the deal
Regarding the deal, the US company said in its statement, “The agreement includes the possibility of joint production of GE Aerospace’s F414 engine in India and GE Aerospace is working with the US government to obtain the necessary export authorization for this purpose.” Will continue to work.” The company described the MoU with HAL as an important element towards strengthening defence cooperation between India and the US.
“This historic agreement has been made possible by our long-standing association with India and HAL,” said H. Lawrence Culp Jr., CEO of GE Aerospace and President of GE. doing work. However, till now the work of this American company was limited to the area of avionics, engineering, manufacturing and local sourcing.
How will India benefit from this deal?
With this deal, jet engines will start being made in India. In such a situation, in the case of fighter jets, India’s dependence on other countries will be less. Along with this, the country will move forward in the direction of increasing air power through indigenous technology. Experts say that to counter China, India needs to rapidly increase its fighter jets. In such a situation, this deal will strengthen the Indian defence sector.
Before this deal, the White House had said that there would be some major defence deals including the co-production of jet engines in the historic summit between PM Modi and US President Joe Biden here. “The US-India defense partnership has been going from strength to strength for many years, but we have now entered the next generation of defense partnership,” a senior Biden administration official said hours before the meeting between the two leaders.