HAL Current Affairs - 2019
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Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition 2019 (LIMA 2019) is the fifteenth edition of the Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition. LIMA 2019 was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir bin Mohammed.
Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition
Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) provides a platform where industry stakeholders could engage and expand their networks towards forging new partnerships and business agreements.
The insights from round tables and conferences, as well as business forums, offer access to invaluable information that enables businesses to stay ahead of the competition and seize new opportunities in the dynamic market of Asia Pacific. LIMA held biennially since its debut in 1991 is the largest show of its kind within the Asia Pacific region.
Indian Presence in LIMA 2019
INS Kadmatt and India’s indigenous supersonic fighter jet Tejas are taking part in the LIMA 2019.
INS Kadmatt is an indigenous stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette of the Indian Navy. INS Kadmatt s fitted with state-of-the-art weapons, sensors and machinery and is also designed to embark the seaking anti-submarine helicopter.
India’s indigenous supersonic fighter jet Tejas has been manufactured indigenously at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) for the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy.
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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has awarded French aerospace and defence company Thales a contract to supply 135 2.75-inch (70-mm) rocket launchers. These certified, field-proven, competitive rocket launchers are suitable for use on both light and combat helicopters. The order is aimed to boost the tactical capabilities of the Indian armed forces.
Enhancing the capabilities of Armed Forces
The Armed Forces of India are involved in a wide range of deployments in remote theatres, conducting operations beyond the scope of traditional homeland defence. This requires to round out their available resources with a view to boosting their tactical capability.
These 2.75-inch (70-mm) rocket launchers are produced using composite material, as a result, they are 50 per cent lighter than metal launchers, and also eliminates corrosion issues.
The solution which would be supplied by Thales includes four 2.75-inch (70-mm) 12-tube rocket launchers, plus fire control capability and the T100 sighting system.
With these rocket launchers, helicopter crews will see a significant improvement in their tactical capabilities during missions.